Popularity of 'tele-town halls' is on the rise, but some voters may not feel the connection

Kucinich, Jackie
September 2007
Hill;9/11/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 103, p24
The article reports on the rising popularity of telephone town halls for lawmakers short on time in the U.S. According to the author, the option of reaching for the phone rather than approaching a podium becomes increasingly attractive as congressional approval ratings remain low and voters around the country grow more anxious. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics said that telephone town halls are much more pleasant, efficient and effective.


Related Articles

  • Rights and Privileges.  // Illinois Register;10/5/2012, Vol. 36 Issue 40, p14540 

    The article presents a notice issued by the Illinois Department of Corrections for amending its regulations related to rights and privileges of prisoners which includes visitation, mail and telephone calls, and marriage. The prisoners will be able to make telephone calls in case of emergency and...

  • AOMR Action Promised In Near Future. Connolly, Jim // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;5/28/2001, Vol. 105 Issue 22, p48 

    Focuses on the Actuarial Opinion and Memorandum Regulation (AOMR), a draft model proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners during a conference call organized by the Life & Health Actuarial Task Force and the Life Insurance and Annuities A Committee. Reactions of conference...

  • FREE CONFERENCE CALLING. Martin, Mary // Bench & Bar of Minnesota;Aug2011, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p48 

    The article discusses the services of the free conference call providers in the web and offers information on the website www.freeconferencecall.com.

  • Party-Line Plea.  // Time;1/19/1981, Vol. 117 Issue 3, p51 

    The article offers information on a technique called party-line pleading, implemented from 1970 in the U.S., where lawyers can make a conference call involving other lawyers and the judge without actually being physically presented in the trial room.

  • Obama, Turkish PM Speak about Libya Unrest.  // Journal of Turkish Weekly;2/21/2011, p66 

    Brief information is given about a February 25, 2011 telephone conference between U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan concerning Libya's use of violence against protesters.

  • Speaker Phone Etiquette.  // OfficePro;Jun/Jul2000, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p4 

    Presents tips on how to facilitate effective conference calls. How to start the call if participants have not met.

  • Getting the Most Out Of Your Investor Relations Conference Calls. Nekvasil, Charles // Public Relations Tactics;Aug99, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p10 

    Suggests how to make conference calls more effective for the companies. Steps in preparing for the call; Details on making the call; What to do after the call.

  • Can You Hear Me Now? Conference Call Etiquette. Willis, Suzanne // Gulfshore Business;Nov2016, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p64 

    The article highlights the etiquette to be followed by participants in a conference call including calling one minute ahead of scheduled time, speaking clearly, and be prepared with information that is to be shared.

  • Teleconference Training. Young, Susan J. // Travel Agent;11/17/2003, Vol. 314 Issue 10, p36 

    Features the telephone conference-call training classes of SeaDream Yacht Club. Benefits of the training calls for travel agents; Intensity of the training; Training courses offered.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics