Congressman Charlie Crist agreed to meet with a small group of our Indivisible leaders in St. Pete on Saturday, 2/25. (We pushed for a larger meeting, but his staff would only agree to a small group at this time.)
This was an introductory meeting to set the stage for future engagement — and it went well! “You’re my boss. I work for you,” Crist told us.
At the meeting, we read and delivered to him a letter, including four specific questions based on YOUR feedback at our 2/20 meeting and on Facebook.
CRIST GAVE US THESE ANSWERS:
PROTECTING THE ACA
He committed to fight to protect the Affordable Care Act. “I love the ACA. I’ll fight for it,” he said.
TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS
He agreed to publicly call for Congress to compel the release of Trump’s tax returns, AND to support legislation to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
TRUMP’S TIES TO RUSSIA
He agreed to publicly call for an independent panel to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia. “I’ll do it next week,” he said.
GOOD ANSWERS, CONGRESSMAN. We look forward to holding him accountable on these promises — and we’ll need your help to do so! Stay tuned for our action alerts in the coming weeks.
WHAT’S NEXT WITH CRIST?
A “Grand Opening” event for his downtown office in about 1-2 weeks — We want YOU to be there. Prepare to stop by and introduce yourself and tell Rep. Crist what you care about.
A Town Hall within the next 3 weeks. Now is the time to prepare your questions!
Crist told us he is also opening district offices in Seminole and Midtown.
Crist said he would like to have regular meetings with our group. We look forward to setting those up! If you’d like to participate in any such meetings, please let us know.