Call your members to demand a Town Hall.
Today’s #DailyRevolution is to call your members of Congress at their home offices to ask them to hold a Town Hall during the Memorial Day week recess.
Both the Senate and the House are off from May 29th until June 5th, which is the perfect time for us as constituents to get some QT with them at a Town Hall. Here’s the thing, though: As of the writing of this post on Monday evening, just 26 of our 535 members of Congress have Town Halls scheduled, per listings found on the Town Hall Project!
With the Trumpcare Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report looking grim for millions of Americans, the Russia mess getting messier by the day, and 45’s 2018 Budget looming as a threat to many of our nation’s most essential government programs, the time to tell your member to hold a town hall is now!
The past several months have given us myriad reasons to want to talk to our elected officials, and this is an especially crucial moment to get some facetime with our senators, as it’s the Senate’s first chance to discuss the American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) since the bill passed the House. With the release of the CBO report, we now know that the bill would leave 23 million Americans uninsured in the next 10 years. The bill’s future in the Senate is looking a bit shaky, so now is the time to tell our members of Congress that Trumpcare is a no-go.
Check to see if your senators and representative have anything planned over at Town Hall Project. If your member already has an event planned, ask a few friends to join you, and brush up on these tips from Indivisible before you go. If your Dem member has an event planned, you can still call and ask them if they would consider “adopting” a nearby Republican district that doesn’t have a town hall planned to give voters a chance to get some questions answered.
Find the numbers for your members’ home offices by entering your zip code at 5Calls (the local office numbers will be listed below their D.C. office number.) Use the script below.
** 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.**
To hold a town hall or not? It’s a lose-lose situation for many Republicans right now. - The Washington Post
GOP Town Halls Go Viral - The Hill