This week is Congressional recess, and all our beloved Senators and Congressfolk are supposed to be back in their home districts communicating with and listening to their constituents - that would be US.
Some of these individuals are AWOL - they’re afraid of holding town hall meetings as they have heard Scary Stuff About Paid Crazy Left Wing Anarchists Throwing Things. I actually spoke to my own congressman. He’s actually scared.
Go to your representatives’ home pages at www.senate.gov and www.house.gov to find out if they’re holding town hall meetings. When I go to my congressman’s page, I find that he is hosting a telephone town hall, as he feels this is safer. If there’s nothing on his/her page, call and ask about home events planned for recess.
If your rep is one of the good guys and is actually holding a town hall, please publicize the details on social media and encourage your friends to go. (Can’t ask you to attend as that’s more than ten minutes; however, if you really want to go …)
If your rep is one of the fraidy cats, please: a) write/email your local newspaper to complain; and b) check out this webpage. You can enter your zip code to see if there is an alternate town hall meeting in your area - some groups are organizing with-or-without-you town halls and inviting the press. Again, if you find out about one of these events, publicize on social media and attend yourself if you wish.