Monday, August 29, 2011

Prepare For The Town Hall Meeting

I received an email from today. Here it is in part.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers is attending an event in Spokane on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 6:00 PM—can you join me and other Move On members to make sure she hears our "Jobs Not Cuts" message loud and clear this August?

We're meeting up on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 6:00 PM in Spokane.

Here's what we'll be doing:

   Join us to protest radical Republican policies on Social Security, Medicare, and human rights.

   Bring signs and as many people as you can! Tell your friends, "Come one, come all progressives!"

I would prefer bringing hard questions. Signs tend to block the view of people behind you. If our Congresswoman does as she did last year, those who wish to ask a question write their name on a ticket and come to the microphone if their name is drawn. I recommend doing some fact checking on an issue important to you, condense the question down to the key point you want to focus on, and practice asking it to make sure it sounds okay and you don't ramble. The meeting time is finite so make the most of it by allowing a lot of questions.

I can appreciate encouraging people to come to the town hall meeting and express their views, but where was Move On last year when our Congresswoman was a shoe in for re-election? The reason for getting the word out for this year's meeting shouldn't be just for scoring political points.

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