LaHood to visit area colleges for campus meetings
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for students, area citizens to discuss issues with congressman at
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[MARCH 16, 2006]
PEORIA -- U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria, will
visit college campuses in the 18th Congressional District this
spring on a "campus meeting tour." The initial meetings are
scheduled for Jacksonville's Illinois College on March 22 and
Lincoln Christian College on March 24. Additional campus meetings
will be announced in the coming weeks.
These meetings will allow students and the public to discuss today's
issues with LaHood in a town hall format. LaHood will begin the
meetings with a brief overview of national issues and then open the
session for questions from the audience. LaHood, a former teacher
who is also on the board of directors for both Bradley University
and Gallaudet University, believes these meetings are a great avenue
for knowing what issues are important to college students as well as
the general public.
"These campus meetings are a great way for me
to interact with students and the public," said LaHood. "There are
many important issues before us on Capitol Hill, and I look forward
to a lively discussion at these events."
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The first campus meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 22 in the
Sibert Theatre at Illinois College in Jacksonville.
The meeting at Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln is scheduled
for 10:30 a.m. March 24 in Hargrove Auditorium.
The campus meetings are open to the public.
For more information, please contact LaHood's Springfield office
at (217) 793-0808 or visit
[News release from
Rep. Ray LaHood,
18th Congressional District]