Grassley Cable Show to Stream Live Via Internet
Senator Grassley announced today that on Thursday, March 30, from 7 ? 7:30 p.m. (Central time) his monthly show "Ask Your Senator" can be viewed LIVE through his web site. All Iowans need is an Internet-ready computer that can play sound and video. They can access the show through Grassley's website at http://grassley.senate.gov and click the link to start the show.
"During my live cable show, Iowans can call in and ask me anything that's on their minds. It gives Iowans a chance to ask me questions, and it's important that I hear their common sense concerns first-hand," Grassley said. "Those who can't see my show through local TV now have a chance to take part in two-way representative government through their computers."
"Ask Your Senator: A Live Town Meeting" will be broadcast from Washington, DC and can also be seen through local cable stations. Grassley will open the phone lines to Iowans who can participate by calling toll-free 800/736-8255. Or, questions can be e-mailed in advance to AskYourSenator@saa.senate.gov.
For those without computers, special sites across the state will be showing "Ask Your Senator" for anyone interested. The sites include the Republican State Party Headquarters in Des Moines, Council Bluffs Public Library and the Cedar Rapids Public Library. (A list of addresses and contacts is included below).
Barbara Vakulskas of Sioux City plans to tune into the show via her computer. John and Barbara Muenster of Davenport said they plan to do the same: "It's a great way to see what Senator Grassley is up to in Washington while I surf the World Wide Web," Muenster said. "This is such a novel idea that I think more of our lawmakers should get connected."
Since the last cable show, Grassley has been working to find ways to lower skyrocketing gas prices that Iowans have faced at the pump. In addition, his plan to provide better crop insurance relief has passed the Agriculture Committee and is on the Senate floor. Also, he has held hearings concerning colon cancer featuring testimony by NBC Today Show host Katie Couric, and he has traveled across the state encouraging Iowans to fill out their census forms.
Here are the locations for those without computers who still want to see the show:
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Second Floor Conference Room
500 First Street, SE
Republican Party State Headquarters
521 East Locust Street
Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue