Rounds Speaks to Public in Rapid City Friday 9:30 a.m.

Senator Marion Michael Rounds has a good excuse for missing the March for Healthcare in Aberdeen tomorrow: he’s actually holding a public meeting in Rapid City Friday! Friends transmit this invitation from Senator Rounds to coffee and conversation at Western Dakota Tech tomorrow morning:

Senator Rounds talks to SD realtors yesterday, the rest of us tomorrow! [photo from @senatorrounds, 2017.05.17]
Senator Rounds talks to SD realtors yesterday, the rest of us tomorrow! [photo from @senatorrounds, 2017.05.17]
I would like to invite you for coffee and conversation in Rapid City on Friday, May 19, 2017. I will be hosting a coffee at Western Dakota Technical Institute’s library to give a short update on what is happening in Washington, take your questions and hear about the issues important to South Dakotans. I hope to see you there!

  • May 19, 2017
  • 9:30 a.m. MT
  • Western Dakota Technical Institute, Library, 800 Mickelson Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703 [email from Senator Rounds, 2017.05.17]

Of course you know, if Senator Rounds goes long and visits with interested Rapid City constituents until noon Mountain, he could still hop in his plane and buzz here to Aberdeen in plenty of time for our 5 p.m. Central march!

8 Responses to Rounds Speaks to Public in Rapid City Friday 9:30 a.m.

  1. It’s good to see a town hall meeting in a population center and actually publicized ahead of time. I’m sure the senator’s staff selected a library because it is a venue for decorum where loud or angry questions or comments will be met with swift ejection. Of course the senator’s staff will personally invite lots of friendly people to dissuade any unhappy constituents from getting out of hand.

  2. Yay for smilin’ Mike for having a townhall in a more populated area. However, a big BOO for him for holding it, on a Friday, during hours when most folks are working.

    and just like Kristi does with her townhalls, Mike is probably stacking the audience with people planted with question cards – so as to avoid the tough questions and having to think for himself.

    I will be in Rapid City tomorrow with my chemo pump strewn over my shoulder. Maybe I will have to stop by and TRY like the dickens to get a healthcare question in!

  3. I would like to be able to attend and tell Sen. Rounds the ACA actually benefitted my family,we had plenty of choices, and we were able to keep our doctors and pharmacy. With the proposed AHCA we probably will loose our coverage….thanks a lot Kristi Noem

  4. OK Pennington County Democrats — take the time, get there and put smilin’ mike on the spot with non-talking point questions.
    Unfortunately, the Bear is out of town and unable.

  5. I wonder if he will take breakfasting beforehand downtown or at Mr. Stan’s house.

  6. Porter Lansing

    You can beat it, Dana P. Hoping everyone on The FreePress is pulling for you. I know they are.

  7. Thanks so much Porter! I can feel the strength and the love!

    JK — same here! ACA saved my life – physically and financially. I had many choices of good affordable health care and I kept my doctor. The ACHA will change things significantly for me.

  8. The event was well-attended a mostly civil. Sen Rounds surprised many with his ability to handle questions on a range of topics. The mystery is why he and his Congressional colleagues seem so averse to conversations such as this one.