SCRANTON -- People had a chance to chat face to face with Senator Bob Casey in Scranton on Sunday.
About 200 people attended the Democratic senator's town hall at Lackawanna College, where he took questions about everything from health care to President Trump and Russia.
"There's no question [Russia] interfered in our election," said Casey. "That's a fact. Putin is a threat to us. He's a threat to our democracy and the President of the United States should say that in addition to holding him accountable on the hacking of the election."
Voters at the rally tell Newswatch 16 it's important for politicians to host town halls like this one, regardless of whether or not you support their views.
"This is the kind of thing that should be happening all across the country more than it is," said Greg Richters of Kingston.
"We have to get people in the community engaged in the political process, and I think that's part of the root of the problem. If more people are and take stake in these issues, we can see real change," said Sean Bieski of Nanticoke.
For others, these town hall meetings are a chance to really dig deep into the issues and to fully understand it all.
"It's up to people like Senator Casey and [Congressman] Marino and Congressman Barletta and all of those people to make things clear," added Paula Roos of Honesdale.
Senator Casey is scheduled to hold another town hall in Pittsburgh next Sunday.
As for Senator Toomey, his office tells Newswatch 16:
Senator Toomey traditionally holds his Town Hall meetings during the summer months. Over the past six years, he has held 14 such meetings, including stops in NEPA. Additionally, he has also hosted 48 tele-town hall meetings and been to every county in the state at least twice. No other statewide legislator or executive serving Pennsylvania during the same time period has come close to matching this level of outreach.
Senator Toomey values a constructive dialogue with his constituents and will remain engaged through a variety of mediums, including meetings, social media, and in-person and tele-town halls.