Groups stage protest at Newhouse mobile office

Photo by Chris Thew

OMAK – About 130 protestors from various groups in Okanogan County met with Rep. Dan Newhouse’s Congressional staff during a “mobile office” on Monday, Feb. 6.

The event is normally for one-on- one meetings with staff to help with issues that constituents are facing.

After the group made their way into the Omak City Council chambers, the group was addressed by District Representative Jessica McCarthy who

told the group that she was actually in the process of setting up a town hall meeting, but said the congressman would not be available until possibly May, due to the Congressional calendar and prior scheduling.

The news was not welcomed in the large crowd.

For the complete story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 8, edition of The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle.


Emily68 4 months, 2 weeks ago

The crowd, consisting of constituents of Rep. Newhouse, was polite to Ms. McCarthy and she was polite to us. Most of us understood before we went into City Hall that this wasn't a "town hall" meeting. As far as I know, those who had appointments with Ms. McCarthy were able to see her without any delay. The only person I saw who was disruptive was Jim Miller, who heckled and interrupted several of our speakers.

I'd like to thank the staff in the Omak City Hall for letting us use the council chambers.


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