Take Action: October 9, 2017 Demand October Town Halls
Each chamber of Congress will take a 1-week recess during the month of October — the Senate from Oct. 9-13 and the House from Oct. 16-20. This time is allotted for Members of Congress to work and engage with constituents in the states and districts they represent. It is also the perfect time for them to hold public town halls and hear the concerns of their constituents live and in person.
With only a couple months left in this legislative session, there are many urgent and high stakes issues Congress must address. Your representatives work for you: you should have regular opportunities to discuss their positions, the platforms of their parties, and how their legislative agendas will affect you and those close to you. Town halls are a critical tool for holding representatives accountable for their actions and ensuring that these men and women, who spend much of their time outside of their home states, are hearing the needs and concerns of their constituents in person.
If a representative refuses to hold a town hall, request an in-office meeting to discuss your concerns.