U.S. Senator Bennet’s Staff Listens to Northern Colorado, Invites Residents to Schedule Fall Telephone Listening Sessions

Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced his Fort Collins staff will be holding weekly telephone office hours this fall. Bennet and his team are committed to answering Coloradans’ questions, listening to their concerns, and helping them navigate federal agencies––including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and more.

“There’s no greater responsibility as Colorado’s senator than being responsive to the needs of Coloradans across our state. I’m pleased to announce that—even in these challenging and virtual times—our office is holding telephone listening sessions this fall in every region of Colorado,” said Bennet. “If you’re having issues navigating a federal agency or receiving benefits, or have any questions, comments, or concerns, I encourage you to schedule time to talk with our team.”

From Wednesday, September 30 through Wednesday, October 14, James Thompson, Bennet’s Regional Director in Fort Collins, will hold telephone office hours for Coloradans on Wednesday afternoons. Details are available below.

WHO: James Thompson, Bennet’s Regional Director in Fort Collins

WHAT: Telephone Office Hours

WHEN: Wednesday Afternoons from September 30 through October 14

WHERE: Via Telephone

TO SCHEDULE: james_thompson@bennet.senate.gov

Coloradans who live in Larimer and Weld Counties are encouraged to schedule an appointment with James by emailing: james_thompson@bennet.senate.gov or calling: (970) 224-2200. Constituents are welcome to call any of the Bennet offices at any time for assistance and do not need to wait for office hours to ask for help or share opinions.

Traditionally, Bennet’s staff has held in-person listening sessions. Due to safety concerns amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, our office will be holding 2020 office hours via phone.

For more information about navigating federal agencies, please visit the “How Can We Help” page on Bennet’s website: www.bennet.senate.gov. For more information about Bennet’s 2020 telephone listening sessions, visit www.bennet.senate.gov/listening-sessions.

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Bennet Staff Listens to Northern Colorado

Do you need help dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security Administration, or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for Congress that will help your family or community? If so, Senator Michael Bennet invites you to speak one-on-one on the phone with a member of his staff during upcoming telephone office hours.

James Thompson, Bennet’s Regional Director in Fort Collins, will hold telephone office hours on Wednesday afternoons from September 30 through October 14.

Coloradans who live in Larimer and Weld Counties can schedule an appointment during James’s office hours by sending an email to james_thompson@bennet.senate.gov. Please include your name, address, phone number, and a brief description of the issue you want to address, as this will help him assist you. If you are already working with someone in Bennet’s office, please include that information in your email, as well.

Those without email access can call (970) 224-2200. Constituents do not need to wait for office hours to ask for help or share opinions. Please call any Bennet office at any time for assistance.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.