AURORA, Ill. – Over the weekend, state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, knocked on doors to listen to constituent feedback, update residents on the state budget and to invite them to a series of her upcoming events.
“This is the best part of my job as an elected official,” said Chapa LaVia. “Meeting people and seeing familiar faces as I go door to door to tell them about the updates in Springfield are things elected officials ought to be doing on a regular basis.”
Chapa LaVia spoke to residents over the weekend to tell them about the balanced budget she supported and passed that ended the state’s historic and harmful impasse. She also shared with them details about the school funding bill, Senate Bill 1, which if enacted would bring nearly $20 million dollars to schools throughout the district. Chapa LaVia also invited residents to attend a series of her scheduled events:
· Satellite Office Hours, Thursday July 13 at Santori Public Library 9 A.M., at 101 S. River St.
· Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, July 25 at Two Brothers Roundhouse at 9:30 A.M., at 205 N. Broadway
· Mortgage Relief Seminar on Tuesday, August 8 at 5 P.M. at Messenger Public Library on 113 Oak St.
These events are free and open to the public.
“I want people to know that they can contact me for any concern they might have and let them know that their government is being responsive to them,” said Chapa LaVia. “In this critical time for our state and country, elected officials should not be cowering from their constituents. They need to talk to them face to face.”