Town Halls

U.S. Representatives and Senators are supposed to represent you. The ability to speak directly with them is part of our democracy.

Members of Congress work in Washington, but during “district work periods” they are supposed to work in their home districts and connect with constituents like you.

Responsible members of Congress hold town hall meetings to give you the opportunity to be heard. Irresponsible members of Congress are afraid to engage their constituents publicly. The willingness to hold town hall meetings says a lot about good governance.

Politicians are addicted to elections. They count visits, letters, calls, emails, and texts. Speaking up at a Town Hall meeting in your area is a powerful way to let your members of congress know what you think is important.

You do not need to be an expert. You just need to have an opinion. Are jobs, health care and education important to you? Speak up!!!

If you are not a citizen, you can still send your children to speak. Everyone pays attention to children. If they are citizens, they are or will be able to vote. Let’s teach our children how the U.S. government works and teach them to participate. Our future depends on it.


2019 Congressional District Work Periods

Town halls take place all year long, and especially around national holidays.  They are produced by members of congress, staff members, and activists. There are also call-in town halls.

January

The Martin Luther King Day holiday is Monday, January 21, 2019.
The district work period is Tuesday-Friday, January 22-25, 2019.

February

The President’s Day holiday is Monday, February 19, 2019.
The district work period is Tuesday-Friday February 19-21, 2019.


2018 Congressional State Work Periods

Town halls take place all year long.  They are produced by members of congress, staff members, and activists. There are also call-in town halls.

President’s Day State Work Period

February 19 – 23
Monday – Friday
Monday, February 19 is President’s Day

Spring Break State Work Period

March 26 – April 6
Two weeks

May Day State Work Period

Monday – Friday
April 30 – May 4

Memorial Day State Work Period

May 28 – June 1
Monday – Friday
Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day

Independence Day State Work Period

Independence Day State Work Period
Wednesday, July 4 is Independence Day
Monday – Friday
July 2 – 6, 2018

August/Labor Day State Work Period

Monday, September 3 is Labor Day
Daily for four weeks
August 6 – September 3, 2018

Veterans Day State Work Period

Monday, November 12 is the Veterans Day holiday
Daily for two weeks
October 29 – November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving State Work Period

November 19 – 23, 2018
Monday – Friday

Thursday – Friday November 22 – 23 is the Thanksgiving holiday

Year-End Holidays State Work Period

Congress adjourns Sunday, December 13, 2018.

The new session is scheduled to begin Thursday, January 3, 2019.

 


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