the-soap-box1.jpgThere will be a town hall meeting in Minnesota on the economy, the middle class woes, and other issues. But the questions and discussion points have been opened up to a nationwide forum via the newly set-up website for it.

Now’s your chance to raise your voice on the issues you care about. Thought folks would want a heads up on this.

Middle Class Task Force to Hold Town Hall Meeting in St. Cloud, Minnesota

On March 19th in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the Middle Class Task Force will hold a town hall meeting, titled “Road to Recovery: Building a Strong Middle Class through the Recovery Act.” The focus of the town hall will be to discuss ways the Recovery Act implementation will help the middle class.

The Vice President and task force members will be taking questions submitted thru the website from people all over the country, as well as members of the audience. The Task Force is visiting and holding its meeting at the New Flyer of America Bus Company in St. Cloud, Minnesota. New Flyer is a leader in transit innovation and low-emission, alternative fueled vehicles. Public transportation funding in the Recovery Act will help create private sector jobs and enable more state and local governments add new, low-emission buses and expand public transportation options. In 2008, New Flyer hired more than 90 people at its St. Cloud plant and has operated around the clock to fulfill a two-year backlog of orders. This facility now has 650 employees.

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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