Hollingsworth Cancels So-called “Town Hall” at Last Minute, Liz Watson Shows Up

Scottsburg, IN -- Liz Watson, who is running for Congress in the 9th District, showed up in Scottsburg at 7 a.m. on Monday morning for a so-called “Town Hall” meeting called by Representative Trey Hollingsworth. Liz was there with Hoosiers from across the ninth district to deliver a petition with signatures from every county in the district opposing the Tax Scam bill supported by Rep. Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth never showed up.

After announcing a closed door session hosted by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce that was misleadingly billed a “Town Hall,” then changing the time of the event from 8 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., Hollingsworth cancelled at the last minute.

“I’m a big believer in always showing up,” said Watson, after holding a rally at 7 a.m. in Scottsburg.

“Representative Hollingsworth won’t meet with voters to account for his vote for the terrible tax scam. When you support legislation that leaves nearly 30,000 Hoosiers uninsured, make it even harder for our students to afford an education, and drives a $1.5 trillion dollar hole in the deficit--you have some explaining to do.

Hardworking Hoosier families can’t afford to have even more money taken out of their paychecks and given away to the 1 percent and giant corporations. And the GOP has made clear that next they’re coming for our Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. This is unacceptable.”

Hoosiers from across the 9th district—including teachers, students, retirees, construction workers, health care providers, and union members--woke up early to voice their opposition to this terrible tax bill.

Liz announced that she will be delivering the petitions to Representative Hollingsworth’s office and her campaign will be holding a Town Hall on the tax reform bill on January 11 at 6 p.m. Location to be announced. “Hollingsworth won’t meet with Hoosiers, but I will,” she said.