The most rewarding aspect of my job is the time I spend interacting with my constituents. I always look forward to engaging with Rhode Islanders to share information on my work in Congress and to hear about the issues on their minds. In March, I hosted two outreach events to connect with residents of the Second District.
My first event focused on raising cybersecurity awareness. As the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, bringing attention to the dangers of cyber threats is one of my priorities. State Police Computer Crimes Unit Captain John Alfred, State Cybersecurity Officer Mike Steinmetz, and AARP Representative Dan Liparini joined me at the Glocester Senior Center to answer questions and offer tips for staying safe while banking online, using social media and surfing the web. The event was open to all constituents but was primarily tailored towards seniors. Unfortunately, seniors are frequent targets of cyber crime and can be especially vulnerable to scammers.
Later in the month, I hosted another installment in my district-wide “Lunch with Langevin” series. Lunch with Langevin is a quarterly event open to all residents of the Second District. During the event, constituents can meet with me in a one-on-one setting to ask questions and share their thoughts on any issues they wish to discuss. This time, Lunch with Langevin was held in East Greenwich – the 16th town I’ve visited for the series! We had a large turnout, and I was glad to hear from so many civically-engaged Rhode Islanders.
Keeping a steady pulse on the issues important to my constituents allows me to be more effective in Washington, and I look forward to holding more public forums in the near future. To keep up with my upcoming events, and for updates on many other topics, please visit my website and follow me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.