Congresswoman Haley Stevens offering pop-up offices
Congresswoman Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, wants to make sure the services of her office are accessible to the people she represents.
That's why the first-term U.S. representative will be hosting pop-up offices throughout Michigan's 11th Congressional District on a monthly basis.
On Tuesday, her district staff set up shop at the Troy Public Library to help residents with issues related to immigration, the Internal Revenue Service, Medicare, the Social Security Administration, and Veterans Affairs.
As of now, Stevens has a temporary district office located in Novi, but will soon be moving her district staff to a permanent location in Livonia.
She knows that not everyone will be able to make the drive to her Livonia office, so the pop-up offices will offer the same services of her main district office.
"We understand that people work and can't always travel 45 minutes to access our office should they have a question or need," said Rep. Stevens. "We really want to bring Congress to our communities. We have over 24 communities in Michigan's 11th District with over 700,000 people. I want to make sure that members of our community get to know my district staff."
Stevens said the pop-up offices will serve to educate the public on what their member of Congress can do for them.
"I have a role to provide constituent services so I want to make sure people know that and feel connected to their member of Congress," said Stevens.