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|Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday
|A chance for real people's voices to be heard in a public forum are what organizers of a town hall meeting are saying is their reasoning for holding the meeting.
Tuesday night, a community action group known as The People in Galesburg will hold their first town hall meeting as an opportunity for area residents to come together and voice their concerns and interests.
One of the organizers of the group, Diana Mackin, said the idea came up for the group when they realized there isn't a forum for people to come together and share their ideas. Mackin tells WGIL those who attend the meeting will have the chance to speak out and share their personal feelings on a particular topic.
"Every individual that we talk with has an awareness of issues and visions for making things better," Mackin said. "But no one has focused on a way to get real people's voices heard. In this particular forum, people can come and talk for a minute. We will vote on the two issues that seem to be the most impactful at the moment, and then do further discussion, further talking."
Mackin says as this is their first gathering, there are a number of directions future meetings could go. She says she would like to see some of the future meetings televised on public tv, but she wants to get the first meeting done in order to get people enthused about the meetings.
The first People In Galesburg Town Hall Meeting will be held at 6pm Tuesday on the second floor of the Galesburg Public Library.
Mackin says she doesn't think people understand how much power or change they can make when they all work together.
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|07 20 09 by Newsroom
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