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Large Crowd Attends Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Town Hall at Cape Cod Community College

Filed in Municipal Issues, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments • views: 38

They filled the Tilden Arts Center main theater, the downstairs Studio Theater, and the Grossman cafeteria – in all more than 1,300 people came to Cape Cod Community College Sunday afternoon to hear U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speak.

More than 1,300 people attended Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Town Hall at Cape Cod Community College on Sunday. The line to enter the Tilden Arts Center snaked around the entire college campus.

 

Doors opened at 2:30, and by 2:45 the Tilden main theater was full and a line of people snaked around campus. Live video feeds were set up in the cafeteria and in the studio theater, and Senator Warren, U.S. Congressman William Keating, and State Senator Julian Cyr made stops in both overflow venues before taking the main stage at around 4:00 PM.

Warren spoke to the crowd for about a half-hour, and then spent another half-hour answering questions from the audience.

The Tilden Arts Center was filled to capacity.

Sen. Warren’s message focused heavily on the importance of civic engagement, particularly on the local level. “Join a group,” Warren said, when asked by an audience member about ways in which people can help. “Recruit. Don’t just talk to each other, talk to those who don’t have an opinion, talk to those who have a different opinion.” The Senator urged people to not only join and recruit, but to make a commitment. Choose an issue that is of importance to you and make that your cause.

Ben (Benten) Niggel, a high school student at Nauset Regional in Eastham, arrived at Cape Cod Community College at 10:00 AM. He was eager to ask Senator Warren how to participate. He presented the Senator with a letter he’d written, and spoke of his desire to assist in future campaigns.

High school student Ben Niggel asked Senator Warren how he could help with her next campaign. Niggel arrived at Cape Cod Community College at 10:00 AM Sunday morning.

Senator Warren concluded the event by posing for pictures with a large number of supporters who stood in line for the opportunity to take a “selfie” with the Senator.

Sunday’s Town Hall event was one of several Senator Warren is hosting across the region. 1,300 people attended an event on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday.

 

 

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