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.
The Martin Luther King Day holiday is Monday, January 21, 2019.
The district work period is Tuesday-Friday, January 22-25, 2019.
The President’s Day holiday is Monday, February 19, 2019.
The district work period is Tuesday-Friday February 19-21, 2019.
The Spring Break district work period is Monday-Friday, March 18-22, 2019.
April 15-26, 2019 is the Easter district work period.
May 27-31, 2019 is the Memorial Day Weekend state work period.
July 1-5, 2019 is the U.S. Independence Day state work period.
August 5 to September 6 is the Labor Day Weekend state work period.
September 30 to October 14 is the Columbus Day Weekend state work period.
November 25-29 is the Thanksgiving Weekend state work period.
December 16-31 is the state work period.
For more information, visit www.senate.gov