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News: 11/15/2018

Congressman in the house...




About 30 people turned out to speak with Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-5th District) at a Town Hall meeting in Dunbar School’s multi-purpose room. Thompson arrived about a half hour early on the sunny afternoon of Nov. 1. He was relaxed and easily available to everyone who wanted a word with him. When the meeting started, the Congressman was immediately confronted by a woman who said she was a contractor-builder who paid over $200,000 in taxes and wanted to know “how to hire illegal immigrants” and then wanted to know why California Democrats were “opening the border to everyone.” Thompson replied that immigration policies “are broken and need fixing.” Responding to a question about Citizen’s United, the Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for corporate campaign donations, he said, “Every system is deeply flawed.” He was pleased to see voter enthusiasm at high levels just before the Nov. 6 election. Photo by Jay Gamel


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