O Long May It Wave Stories

Tale of three protests

Three groups protested and counter-protested Rep. Tom Garrett's limited town hall gathering held on UVA grounds. While animated and vocal, the groups shared close spaced without incident.

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Guillermo Ubilla
Town Hall without Tom Garrett

In response to Congressman Tom Garrett's original reluctance to hold an in-person town hall event during the February congressional recess, several community organizations held their own town hall and invited the congressman to attend. Held in the Martin Luther King Jr. auditorium, over 1,200 people attended and asked questions to the absent Rep. Garrett on the topics of health care, immigration, education, and more.

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Guillermo Ubilla