While the New York Times tried to downplay the role of local town halls this August
, the truth is that there are plenty of opportunities to contact your Member of Congress during recess. In fact, FAIR counts a total of 708 events happening across the country between August 1 — September 30, 2013.The last two weeks in August are particularly busy for town hall events since many communities start back to school and end the summer vacation season. Click here
or scroll down to see the map FAIR’s assembled listing every town hall in the country this week.This week, key members of the House are holding town hall meetings. If you live near their district, please make every effort to attend.
Wednesday, August 21
|Rep. Steve Scalise ||Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers ||Rep. Ted Poe |
|St. Bernard Parish Town Hall2:30 p.m. CDTRocky and Carlos Restaurant613 W. Bernard HighwayChalmette, LA 70043Directions||Annual Town Hall6-7 p.m. PDTThe Lincoln Center1316 N. Lincoln St.Spokane, WA 99201Directions||6:30-7:30 p.m. CDTChrist the King Lutheran Church2353 Rice Blvd.Houston, TX 77005Directions|
Thursday, August 22
|Rep. Steve Scalise |
|Plaquemines Parish Town HallBelle Chasse Library Meeting Room8442 Highway 23Belle Chasse, LA 70037Directions|
Friday, August 23
|Rep. Mark Amodei|
|Immigration Reform Listening Session10:30 a.m. — Noon PDTWashoe County Commission ChamberBuilding A1001 E. 9th St.Reno, NV 89512Directions|
More Town Halls
See below for a map of all the town halls happening today through Sunday. If you know of an event that is not included, please add it in the comments section of this post!Instructions: Click on an individual place marker to see event information. If you do not see a map of the United States, click on the +/- buttons (bottom right corner) to adjust the size of the map, or hover over the map until a hand icon appears and “drag” the map to emphasize part of the country. Click on the check marks on the menu to display or remove individual days. You can also click here to open a larger version of the map.