CMR’s Town Hall Ruse

Dear Group,

The “Where’s Cathy?” campaign must not have been good public relations for McMorris Rodgers. Instead of responding with a full scale evening town hall or attending one of several to which she was invited, McMorris Rodgers is now investing our tax dollars in a series she calls “Conversations with Cathy.” They are gatherings offered on short notice, usually in small communities scattered around Congressional District 5. They are held at daytime hours that insure that anyone with an hourly job cannot attend. Laughably, they all come with the admonition, “**Space is limited. This event is first-come, first served**” On May 1 she held a “Town Hall” in Davenport on 24 hours notice on her website. It was hardly a surprise when there were only nineteen in attendance, seven of whom were on government salary and mileage. She could have held her gathering in a walk-in closet.

Watch for her and her handlers to make the claim she “leads the Congress” in holding town halls, in “reaching out to constituents.” 

This week McMorris Rodgers deigns to visit Eastern Washington once again, mostly to attend the Spokane GOP Lincoln Day Dinner and Fundraiser this Saturday, June 2, at the Davenport Grand Hotel. She will justify her visit to the region by racking up her tally of town halls and controlled “conversations.” Predictably, this ad appeared on McMorris Rodgers’ official congressional (not Cathy For Congress) Facebook page last Saturday at 9:41AM (the bold is mine):

This week, I’ll host two more town halls here in Eastern Washington to continue hearing from all of you on the issues facing Eastern Washington. Interested in joining? Find information below.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

“Conversation with Cathy” Town Hall
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pioneer Center’s Whitman Gym, 240 SE Dexter Street Pullman WA
**Space is limited. This event is first-come, first served**

Friday, June 1, 2018

“Conversation with Cathy” Town Hall
10:45 am to 11:45 am
Deer Park Library, 208 S Forest Ave, Deer Park
**Space is limited. This event is first-come, first served**

All who can ought to attend. She needs to field some pointed questions. 

Keep to the high ground,


P.S. Buried in her incomprehensible official website,, is an otherwise minimally advertised town hall. It does not appear on her Facebook post that advertises the two other midday town halls on Thursday and Friday discussed below. Is this because the Green Bluff town hall is in the evening when people with jobs actually might be able to attend? There are questions to be asked.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

“Conversation with Cathy” with Green Bluff Community

When: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: 9809 E Greenbluff Rd at the Green Bluff Grange #300 The best I can tell, you’d have be directed to this page or know to add “/events” to McMorris Rodgers’ official page in order to see this. The “Events” button on her Facebook page says she “does not have any upcoming events.”