Davis' District Offices to Open for In-Person Constituent Meetings Again
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that his district offices will reopen for in-person meetings for constituents on Monday, June 1st after assisting constituents via phone, email, and video conferencing since Illinois' Stay-at-Home order was put in place. As offices reopen, Davis is taking safety precautions based on guidance provided by the U.S. House of Representatives' Attending Physician.
"As constituents have been staying at home, my office has utilized nearly every technology available to ensure our outreach and assistance has continued during this difficult time," said Davis. "We're going to continue these methods of outreach as well as start back with in-person meetings for constituents who want to come to our office. Many people in Illinois continue to struggle with unemployment and we need to help people get back to work as the state continues to reopen. My staff and I are looking forward to once again serving constituents in person and I continue to encourage Congress to reopen so we can pass legislation that is critical to this district."
New COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Serving Constituents During COVID-19
Below are some of the ways Davis has provided outreach to constituents during COVID-19.
Davis' office has been assisting constituents throughout the tele-work period. In the last 5 months, Davis' office has solved 784 constituent cases related to travel restrictions, economic impact payments, unemployment, and more. That amount is approximately double the next highest amount handled in the first 5 months of any year since Davis took office in 2013. Additionally, Davis' website has been a one stop-shop for resources and information.
Since March 1st, Congressman Davis' office has responded to 22,500 constituent e-mails from over 10,000 individuals. Half of those related directly to the federal government's coronavirus response. Additionally, the office has proactively mailed 160,000 constituents to let them know resources available to them during the pandemic. Davis' office has also sent 288,000 e-mails with important COVID-19 information and resources and 12 weekly newsletter updates packed full of the latest pandemic-related updates. Those can all be viewed here under the What I'm Doing section. Anyone wishing to subscribe to Davis' weekly newsletter can sign-up here.
Coronavirus Facebook Live Q&As
Davis has hosted seven Coronavirus Facebook Live Q&As where each has been focused on a topic of important with a special guest to keep his constituents informed. You can also watch those videos on his Youtube channel here. In total more than 37,000 constituents have been reached with these videos.
Davis has hosted two telephone town halls and participated in another. All told just shy of 12,000 constituents listened in and asked questions. All three were focused on the government response to the coronavirus. Additionally, more than 54,000 voice messages were left letting people know how to contact the office for help. Those wishing to be signed up for future tele-town halls can send an e-mail request here.