Remaining accessible to my constituents has been a guiding principle throughout my time in Congress, and I’m always looking for new opportunities to open the lines of communication and engage in dialogue with my fellow Rhode Islanders.
It is in this spirit that I decided to launch a district-wide listening tour over the course of the August Congressional district work period.
The Langevin Listening Tour, planned in addition to my standard schedule, provided an opportunity to traverse the state and meet with leaders and advocates over the course of eight topic-themed days: Small Business and the Economy; the Food Economy; Seniors; Education; Diversity and Equality; Fishing and Aquaculture; and Military and Veterans.
From visiting with seniors in South County to learning about youth development programs at the Kent County YMCA to honoring our veterans at the West Warwick VFW Post, the listening tour gave me the chance to engage with constituents on a wide variety of issues.
Over the course of the past month, I heard several new ideas and perspectives that I plan on taking with me to Washington. And even though the tour may be over, my office is always here to serve as a resource for those that have questions, require assistance on federal issues, or simply want to make their voices heard.
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