DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — As more people are gathering in groups, more elected officials are also now holding in-person town hall meetings.
On Saturday morning, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Illinois) hosted the Illinois delegation’s first town hall since the pandemic began.READ MORE: 4 Teens Charged In Carjacking Of Rideshare Driver In South Austin
He met with vaccinated constituents in Downers Grove.READ MORE: Dr. Dog, Band Set To Perform At The Metro This Fall, Has Its Own Internal COVID-19 Protocols
“It is really, really important for us to understand what the First Amendment does, who it protects, and how it works,” Casten told the group at the town hall.
Casten hosted more than 30 virtual town halls and community roundtables during the pandemic.MORE NEWS: Over 19,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
He has been urging everyone who can get vaccinated against COVID-19 to do it, especially with the Delta variant on the rise.