Finally: Sen. Gardner Schedules Three Public Events

Sen. Cory Gardner (R).

After months of withering criticism for refusing to hold a public town hall event to answer questions from constituents, Sen. Cory Gardner today announced three Front Range events, all occurring in one whirlwind tour next Tuesday. Here are the details:

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold three town hall meetings on Tuesday, August 15th in Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Lakewood.

Constituents are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The events are open to the public and the media. If you are a member of the media interested in attending the event, please RSVP by sending an email to Senator Gardner’s Press Secretary, Casey Contres, at casey_contres@gardner.senate.gov.

COLORADO SPRINGS TOWN HALL

Who: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
What: Colorado Springs Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. MT Doors open at 7:00 a.m. MT
Where: Pikes Peak Community College
Room A-110
5675 S. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

GREELEY TOWN HALL

Who: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
What: Greeley Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. MT Doors open at 11:00 a.m. MT
Where: University School Auditorium
6519 18th St.
Greeley, CO 80634

LAKEWOOD TOWN HALL

Who: U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
What: Lakewood Town Hall
When: Tuesday, August 15, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MT Doors open at 2:30 p.m. MT
Where: Colorado Christian University
CCU Event Center
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

No tickets appear to be required for these events, with the only RSVP required being for members of the press. There are some unanswered questions about the venues, in particular the Event Center at Colorado Christian University–a private campus that may or may not be accommodating of the lawful protest we would naturally expect outside this event. CCU is also about the densest population of ardent conservatives available to turn out on short notice anywhere in the Denver metro area, so Gardner may well consider it to be a “safe space.”

Nonetheless, we expect that the pent-up desire of Coloradans to engage with Sen. Gardner after eight months of Donald Trump driving the bus in Washington will be…considerable. If Gardner wants to stave off the public relations disaster he’s been running from all this time, he’d better bring his A-game.

4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit!bullshit! says:

    Safe Space Cory needs an army of Republican college kids to protect him. No surprise.

  2. gertie97 says:

    I'd bet long odds those allowed to ask questions will be chosen carefully.

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    The timing is also interesting. The middle of the day when many people are at work. 

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