Toomey to Meet With Protesters Over Possible Town Hall

The meeting comes less than a week after 11 people were arrested at a Tuesdays with Toomey protest in the city, and it may result in a true town hall.

Protesters with Philadelphia’s Tuesdays with Toomey group will meet with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey this morning to plan a possible town hall with his constituents in the city.

Members of the group said the senator’s staffers reached out to plan a meeting this morning, and protesters agreed to meet only if Toomey used the time to discuss plans for a town hall.

“The group that is meeting with the Senator is representing hundreds of Philadelphia-area residents who want to meet face-to-face with their elected representative, and a town hall is the only agenda item for this meeting,” the group said in a statement released earlier today.

Last week, 11 people were arrested outside Toomey’s office in Philadelphia during a Tuesdays with Toomey protest. Demonstrators had claimed that they wouldn’t leave until the senator agreed to arrange a town hall in the city – something he’s reportedly never done. Toomey’s lack of town halls in the city is one of many concerns that the protest group has focused on in its weekly demonstrations outside the senator’s office.

The week prior, on February 21st and February 23rd, Tuesdays with Toomey divisions in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh were both granted meetings with the senator. Members said they discussed concerns surrounding Toomey’s stance on policies enacted by President Donald Trump, the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and immigration, among other things.

Toomey is expected to hold a video conference at about 2:10 this afternoon via CBS3 and Facebook Live.

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