Conversations With Kay

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2011

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

Last Thursday, Sept. 1, Sen. Kay Hagan visited Mocksville to host Conversations With Kay, which gives community members a chance to speak directly with their representative.
Hagan made the stop at Davie County Public Library following a three-day visit to eastern North Carolina to see the damage left by Hurricane Irene and the relief efforts there.
Conversations With Kay is part of her constituent services and her staff was on hand to assist visitors with getting their concerns to the correct federal agency.
As Hagan made her way to each table in the library auditorium she shook hands with visitors and listened to each as they told her their concerns and issues.
At one table the issue of keeping borders secure was the topic, at another there was talk about care for the elderly, and another visitor had questions about veteran benefits.
Hagan says the visits are a great opportunity for her to hear first-hand people’s concerns and to act as an advocate for people on her return to Washington.
She said the top issue in the state is the hurricane and the devastation it left on the East Coast, but the top issue she heard in Mocksville from individuals was jobs.
“To get jobs back we need to work together,” Hagan said. “Democrats and Republicans have got to leave their partisan differences aside and face …