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October 10, 2013

READERS' FORUM: Oct. 10, 2013

Rep should listen to opinions

I called Congressman Larry Bucshon (at 202-225-4636) twice last week. I wanted to give him my opinion of the government shutdown.

Both times, when I did not accept the spin the staffer who answered the phone wanted to give me, the person hung up on me.

At least the second time the person did take my name and city before she hung up. I called Sen. Joe Donnelly’s office (202-224-4814) and was able to leave my contact information and my message — that I supported any efforts to stand up to the tea party bullies. I called Sen. Dan Coats’ office (202-224-5623) where all I could do was leave my contact information. I have not received a call back from Sen. Coats’ office, but that was only an recently.

I don’t see how Mr. Bucshon can represent us if he doesn’t want to know what our opinions are.

I didn’t expect him to change his mind based on my opinion, but I did expect his staff to show me the courtesy of giving him my message.

Disappointed again.

— Susan Edmondson

Terre Haute

Event to examine food issues

Our community at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is part of a national campaign connecting efforts against obesity and hunger toward building a healthier country.

We will be showing Kristi Jacobson’s and Lori Silverbush’s documentary film, “A Place at the Table,” at 6 p.m. Saturday. We’ll examine the state of food access, hunger and obesity in our community and next steps for making healthy food available and affordable for all.

This film was released in March of this year and has received several awards. It runs for an hour and a half.

Those who would like to volunteer for an organization that distributes food locally should come at 5 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Child care will be available.

— Cathy McGuire

— Heather Drew

Terre Haute

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