"I think it's really important for members of Congress to be in their district and talk to their constituents and hear what their constituents have to say."
— Rep. Mimi Walters, Fox News March 19th 2015
The last time Mimi Walters hosted an in person public event for her constituents was October 12th, 2016. She admitted on the AM 870 "Sunday Morning Newsmakers" show on April 2, 2017 that she wouldn't hold a town hall because she might "say something that will be used against [her] in the next campaign." Here is the interview:
Walters has had two 'telephone town halls,' or teleconferences, in 2017. The first was May 1, 2017, and the second on August 23, 2017. This type of event differs from an in person town hall in that questions are pre-screened and constituents are not able to follow up their questions. Walters has not made public transcripts or recordings of these teleconferences.
Representative Walters has scheduled one more teleconference this year on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 6:00pm PT. If you would like to sign up, please go here.
Representative Walters says it's important to be here listening to us, but there is no evidence that she is living her own words. She owes all of us a chance to be heard — whether we agree with her or not. She's avoiding people who voted for her just as much as the people who didn't.
Many of her constituents have called, written letters, sent emails, and walked into her office in Irvine and in Washington D.C. to ask if she plans to schedule any kind of public event like a town hall, but so far we've received no response other than a generic, "We'll pass along your message."