Liz Watson, Candidate for Congress, Holds Town Hall on Tax Law. Representative Hollingsworth Doesn't Show Up.

Seymour, IN -- On Thursday evening, a packed house of over 60 people showed up in downtown Seymour to a town hall hosted by Liz Watson, a Democrat running in Indiana’s 9th district, to learn about the tax law passed by the Majority in Congress in December. Representative Trey Hollingsworth was also invited, but he failed to show up.

Watson said, “Hollingsworth hasn’t held a single town hall. Well, I’m sick and tired of it. And so are voters in the ninth district. Being a representative is about representing the people in your district. Who does Hollingsworth represent? Clearly, it’s not us.”

Voters expressed frustration with Hollingsworth’s refusal to meet with them before voting for the new tax law, which is a windfall for corporations and the wealthiest Americans and does very little for ordinary Hoosiers. The law will leave 13 million Americans uninsured and add $1.5 trillion to the debt. In about a decade, more than half of Americans will see their taxes go up, while the corporate tax cut will be permanent. Republican congressional leaders have already announced their intent to finance the law through cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

Watson continued, “Hollingsworth won’t meet with you to discuss how this law is going to affect you and your family, but I will. And I’m going to keep showing up because we all know that democracy only works when we show up and insist on having a say in the decisions that affect our lives.”

Watson concluded, “This race is about the kind of future we want for our children and grandchildren. I will never stop fighting for Hoosier families—mine and yours. Change isn’t going to come from Washington elites. Right here--this is how change happens--from the ground up. Thank you for showing up and making your voices heard!”

Please be on the lookout for details about the Liz for Indiana campaign’s next town hall with voters on the most pressing challenges in our district. Representative Hollingsworth will be invited to that one too. Details to be released next week.

Contact Brian Peters at or (724) 858-5120.