In case you didn’t catch the Sunday edition of the Post-Gazette a few weeks back, we’re proud to share John’s op-ed piece on why today’s Congress could take a page from the late Senator Arlen Specter when it comes to hosting town hall meetings.

Once upon a time, John served as Sen. Specter’s political director, and in the op-ed he reflects on the Senator’s no-nonsense approach to (the oft-dreaded) “constituent outreach.” Unlike today’s elected officials, he didn’t opt for “tele-town halls” or cancel them outright. And regardless of how you felt about his politics, you had to give Senator Specter this: he listened to every single angry constituent, one-by-one.