ShowMeStaters are tired of Washington

Dear Anthony,

This week Congress is back in session, and we’ve got a lot of work to do.

I spent a lot of time hearing directly from folks across Missouri during my statewide town hall tour earlier this month, and one thing is clear: Missourians are tired of elected officials ignoring their responsibilities. Whether it’s holding public town halls with constituents… or following through on promises to protect Missourians’ healthcare, schools, retirement, and jobs… or keeping the government’s lights on with an operating budget—you have the right to expect better.

When my mom was alive, she would sometimes travel with me to these events. From her time on the Columbia, Missouri city council, she was always a big believer than when you’re in public service, you should never be afraid to let people chew on you—and I took that to heart.

WATCH NOW: Local news coverage of my public town halls

I’ve made public town halls a cornerstone of my time in the Senate and the ones I held two weeks ago took me to rural communities throughout the state—and most of what I heard from folks had nothing to do with partisan politics.

I heard about the impact of the opioid epidemic on small towns in Missouri and how families are scared of losing their healthcare.

READ NOW: McCaskill focuses on opioid crisis at Rolla town hall

READ NOW: McCaskill focuses on opioid crisis at Rolla town hall

I heard from veterans who have seen great progress in improving our state’s VA services, and still others who need our help.


I heard from students, teachers and parents who were concerned about the future of our state’s public schools, and from retirees and community leaders on the impact of proposed budget cuts to senior services.

Meeting with pension advocates in Parkville at a public town hall

Thousands of Missourians were able to share their thoughts directly and in-person, and every conversation I had, every question I was asked, informs what I do as your Senator. I’m planning more town halls this year that will take me to even more communities, because there’s simply no substitute for face-to-face conversations between constituents and their elected officials. I owe every single Missourian my time and respect, and I plan to make good on that fundamental responsibility.

Click HERE to see more photos from my town halls across the state.

I hope to see you (in-person) very, very soon.

All the best,

Cape Girardeau

‌555 Independence St.,
‌Room 1600
‌Cape Girardeau, ‌MO 63703
Phone: (573) 651-0964
Fax: (573) 334-4278


‌324 Park Central West, ‌Ste. 101
‌Springfield, ‌MO 65806
Phone: (417) 868-8745
Fax: (417) 831-1349


‌28 N. 8th St., Ste. 500
‌Columbia, ‌MO 65201
Phone: (573) 442-7130
Fax: (573) 442-7140

St. Louis

‌5850 Delmar Blvd., ‌Ste. A
‌St. Louis, ‌MO 63112
Phone: (314) 367-1364
Fax: (314) 361-8649

Kansas City

‌4141 Pennsylvania Ave., ‌Ste. 101
‌Kansas City, ‌MO 64111
Phone: (816) 421-1639
Fax: (816) 421-2562

Washington, D.C.

‌730 Hart Senate Office Building
‌Washington, ‌D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6154
Fax: (202) 228-6326


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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