Jason’s 1st event will focus on gun violence prevention
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser announced the first in a series of single-issue focused Listen & Learn Town Halls. The first town hall will focus exclusively on gun violence prevention.
“I believe the role of a representative is to first listen and learn, then use that information to help and lead,” Jason said. “As an outdoorsman, the son of a law enforcement officer, and someone who has prosecuted gun violence, I believe I have the lived experience to understand both the urgency of this issue and how to bring people together around solutions we can all agree on. It’s time for a new generation of leaders in Congress to take on this challenge.”
Each of the Listen & Learn Town Halls will give voters the opportunity to ask questions about how these issues will impact them in their daily lives. The activism of students across the country has kept the national epidemic of gun violence at the forefront of the national debate, creating an opportunity to move beyond the same tired partisan talking points and discuss real solutions to this pressing problem.
The first event will be held at the YWCA Family Village in Issaquah on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Community members of all ages are encouraged to attend, and any students in the audience will be given the first opportunity to ask their questions.
Jason is running to replace retiring incumbent Republican Dave Reichert in one of the nation’s most closely watched Congressional contests, as Washington’s 8th district could decide which party controls the House. The only candidate with roots on both sides of the mountains, Jason is the first Democrat since the district’s expansion into central Washington that can compete with Republicans for every vote.