DeKALB – Constituents of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District will have a chance to voice their concerns to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, during a town hall meeting Friday at Northern Illinois University’s Cole Hall.
Although the congressman was invited to attend, it is unclear whether he will be present.
“Even if he doesn’t show, we’ll still have the meeting regardless,” said Sarah Moses of DeKalb, a member of the group – which is not affiliated with NIU – that helped organize the event. “This is still a great opportunity for people to get together to share their concerns on the district and get the message out.”
Audience members will be asked to stand if they have a question for Kinzinger, who will be given an opportunity to respond – if he is in attendance.
Concerns raised during the meeting will be forwarded to Kinzinger via email and Twitter if he is not, Moses said.
The meeting will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
Moses said about 100 people have RSVP’d for the town hall.
About 150 people attended a similar town hall meeting held during the last congressional recess. Kinzinger did not attend.
“If people knew he was confirmed to attend, there would be a massive turnout,” Moses said.
She added that not long after the town hall was organized, another public event to be hosted by the League of Women Voters was scheduled for Saturday at Rock Valley Community College, 3301 Milford Road, Rockford, in a similar format to that of the recent forum for Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren.