• Resistance Event - A public rally, protest, or march that doesn't necessarily include a member of Congress
  • Town Hall - A forum where members of Congress give updates on the current affairs of Congress and answer questions from constituents
  • Office Hours - Serves the same purpose as a Town Hall, however Elected Officials are not always expected to attend
  • Ticketed Event - Oftentimes county party events, local fundraisers, or campaign functions. There may be a fee for admission.
  • TeleTown Hall Meeting - A town hall conducted by conference call.
  • DC Event - Event held in the MOC's DC Office.
  • Coffee - Usually a small regular meeting with constituents in Washington D.C. while Congress is in session.

"It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy. Embrace the joyous task we have been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours because, for all our outward differences, we in fact all share the same proud type, the most important office in a democracy, citizen."

President Obama, Farewell Address

About Town Hall Project

Town Hall Project empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. We are campaign veterans and first time volunteers. We come from a diversity of backgrounds and live across the country. We share progressive values and believe strongly in civic engagement. We research every district and state for public events with members of Congress. Then we share our findings to promote participation in the democratic process.

This movement is diverse, open source, and powered by citizens. We are proud to be a part of it.

Show Up. Speak Out.

Why Town Halls

There is no better way to influence your representatives than in-person conversations. Town halls are a longstanding American tradition--where our elected representatives must listen and respond to the concerns of their constituents. Remember: you are their boss.

We believe every citizen, no matter the party of their members of Congress, should have the opportunity to speak with his or her representatives.

You have more power than you think. Town halls are one of the most effective ways to use it.

About the Events

Our project is currently focused on federal elected officials. We strongly believe that state legislatures deserve attention and citizen engagement, but at the moment these events are outside our current mission.

    Our event listing includes:
  • Town halls
  • Other public events with members of Congress in their district/state
  • Ticketed events in the district/state
  • Staff office hours
  • Opportunities in Washington, D.C. to speak with your representative
    We do not currently include:
  • Fundraisers outside the district/state
  • Events where it would be inappropriate to ask policy questions of your representative (i.e. a funeral)
  • Campaign events where the member will not take questions

What to expect

The most powerful thing you can do, as a constituent, is ask an earnest, pressing question on an issue close to you. Your personal story is incredibly valuable. It’s precisely how sometimes dry policy is connected with the lives of real people. It’s not always easy to speak up, but these times call for courage in all of us. Take the mic and tell your representative why she or he needs to act in your best interest.

The Town Hall Project strongly encourages you to only attend and ask questions of your own representatives. Remember that any town hall has limited time, and a question you take is one less question for a constituent.

For more, we recommend the valuable Indivisible Guide, which goes into detail on town hall best practices and other ways to hold your elected representatives accountable.

Can I send you town halls that I find?

Yes! Please send town hall or any other congressional events to us here. Please include as much detail as you can, including a date, time, and link or other source of the event information.

What if my representatives have no public events scheduled?

Call their district offices and let them know you expect them to hold public events with their constituents. To have even more impact, join with other citizens in your district or state and organize group efforts. Visit the district office together, deliver petitions, inform your local press, or even hold an “Empty Chair” town hall and invite your member of Congress to fill that chair.

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Email us and one of our organizers will connect you with groups in your area.

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