Call for an August recess Town Hall.
Now that both the House and Senate are in recess (although the Senate technically isn’t because they’re trying to block 45 from filling open positions without Senate approval — a pretty slick resistance move), most of our members of Congress are back in their home states. While we’ve been breathing a little easier knowing that our existing health care access is safe (for now), there are plenty of other issues to be concerned about, including budget policy, appointments, and immigration. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to call your members of Congress and ask for a Town Hall to discuss these issues if they don’t already have an event planned.
First, check to see if your senators and representative already have planned any town hall events by searching over at Town Hall Project. If your member already has an event planned, invite a few friends to join you, and brush up on these tips from Indivisible before you go! Make sure to prep your question and research the topic you’re asking about so you can get the most out of the interaction.
If your members of Congress have no events planned — request one! Remind their office that it is your right as a constituent to have an opportunity to connect. If they are unwilling to hold a town hall event, ask about office hours, ticketed events, tele-town halls and constituent “coffee” meetings — all great ways to connect with your members.
Call our shortcut number to contact your senators and representatives: 202-858-ANYR (2697). Enter your zip code and our service will identify your representatives and connect you directly to their D.C. offices. You won’t get a busy signal, or have to keep calling back.
Hi, my name is [NAME], and I’m from [CITY/STATE/ZIP]. I am calling to see if [SENATOR/REP. NAME] is planning to hold a town hall during this recess week.
[IF YES] I’d like to RSVP. May I please have the details?
[IF NO] I urge the [SENATOR/REP.] hold an event to allow constituents like myself to share our thoughts and concerns in person. Thank you for your time.
** Please be courteous, and if you have to leave a message, be sure to leave your city/state/zip code to be tallied! The quicker you get your calls in, the more opportunities there are for other callers to get through.**