Get ready for recess
The next round of recess events starts May 5 and continues through June 5. Find when and where your representatives' next town halls, office hours, and other constituent events are happening at the Town Hall Project—and then get ready to engage with them by using our Recess Toolkit and other quick how-tos.
Every American deserves to be heard by their elected officials and get answers to their questions, especially when it comes to matters of life and death. If your member of Congress is too ashamed of having voted for a disastrous health care bill to face you and your neighbors, you can invite a more progressive representative from a neighboring district to do what yours won’t: talk about health care and this bill’s implications in your district.
This guide was created by the Center for American Progress, Indivisible, OFA, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the Town Hall Project. It includes key facts, message guidance, and steps for inviting members of Congress to your district—and helps you get to work on hosting an event, tweeting, and bringing district-specific impact numbers into the public conversation.
May Recess: Issue Updates and Event Guidance
Where do the fights on the issues currently stand, and what can we do about them while our representatives are on recess? Here are some pointers.
Recess Toolkit 2017
Learn how to effectively and respectfully engage with your members of Congress using this toolkit as your guide.
Pics or it didn't happen—make sure your efforts are seen and amplified! Here are some practical tips for getting the best shots at your events.