"Cantwell Community Connection" Program to Bring Constituent Services Direct to 11 WA Communities

Cantwell encourages Washingtonians to take advantage of one-on-one consultations with her staff this fall in locations across the state


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that her staff will be visiting 11 Washington communities this fall beginning Friday, September 24th to provide one-on-one consultations to help Washingtonians access federal programs or navigate the federal bureaucracy. Officially called “The Cantwell Community Connection,” the tour consists of 11 one-day stops over a four-month period where members of Cantwell’s staff will be available to meet with individuals seeking casework assistance with federal agencies.
“One of the jobs that I have as a U.S. Senator is to help connect Washingtonians with federal programs that can help individuals and their families,” Senator Cantwell said. “I want to make sure this process is as easy as possible, and so this fall I will be sending my staff to a community near you. I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to work one-on-one with my staff, and get answers for the questions you have.”
Members of Cantwell’s staff will be available for assistance on a range of issues, including housing, veterans, military, social security, immigration, health care reform, and taxes. Examples of casework assistance available include:
·         Help obtaining unemployment benefits
  • Request for assistance to help with a home loan modification
·         Request for assistance to obtain a Green Card, work visa, or to become naturalized
·         Seeking reimbursement from Veterans Affairs for medical expenses incurred
·         Issues and concerns involving military deployment issues
·         Issues involving Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after returning from deployment
·         Help obtaining the status of an international adoption
·         Request to help obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits
The fall “Cantwell Community Connection” schedule is as follows:
·         Friday, September 24: Spokane
·         Saturday, September 25: Omak
·         Wednesday, September 29: Oak Harbor
·         Friday, October 1: Olympia
·         Saturday, October 2: Port Angeles
·         Friday, October 15: Ilwaco
·         Saturday, October 16: Centralia
·         Saturday, November 6: Mount Vernon
·         Saturday, November 13: Seattle RESCHEDULED FOR 12/11/10
·         Friday, December 3: Yakima
·         Saturday, December 4: Wenatchee
·         Saturday, December 11: Seattle
Please click here for additional “Cantwell Community Connection” schedule details.
Washingtonians with questions about “The Cantwell Community Connection” should call Senator Cantwell’s Seattle office at 206-220-6400 or toll free at 1-888-648-7328. Members of the media may direct their questions to Senator Cantwell’s press office at 202-224-8277.