Town Halls Are the New Thing To Do
If you are at all politically active, no matter which party you are in, the new thing to do is to attend town halls while Congress is in recess. Since congress is currently in recess, I made some agree – disagree signs that you can use at your own town hall. If you don’t know when Congress is in recess, you can go to this calendar to find out when your Members of Congress (MoCs) are in recess during 2017. You can find out if your MoCs are holding a town hall on the Town Hall Project website. You can also try your MoCs’ Facebook pages or sign up for their e-mail lists to learn about town halls. If your MoCs are not holding a town hall, remember that it is part of their job to do this. You can host your own town hall and invite your MoCs. If your MoCs do not show up, hold it without them and post pictures online saying, “We were here, where were you?”. Some MoCs have taken to holding “sham town halls”, which is when they hold the town hall online, with select groups, using pre-screened questions, etc. If your MoCs are doing this, the Indivisible Guide has a Recess Toolkit, with a page devoted to sham town halls.
Let Your Members of Congress Know What Your Thinking with These Signs
One way that people attending town halls use to let their representatives know how they feel about topics is to hold up Agree – Disagree signs (obviously booing, hissing, cheering, jeering, etc, are also popular methods, but the signs make it very easy for politicians to judge the mood of the room and for less vocal people to express their opinion). I created some for myself and friends and thought I would share them with them with you in case you want some for yourself.
Turning Things Over to You
Did I miss any good design options? I wondered if some people would like signs with thumbs up/down only. If you do want a different version than I have posted, let me know and I’ll make it (within reason of course).