Quickie- Most Lawmakers Not Holding Town Hall Meetings

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Wow, what a bunch of wussies, and yes I'm looking at you Dems. Go to the link for a rep by rep breakdown. h/t Taegan.

Is your representative holding a public town hall meeting this August recess? No Labels called every office, and only 40% are scheduling open town hall meetings. It’s a sad sign of the state of affairs when our elected officials don’t have time to meet with their constituents.

No Labels activists spoke to all 430 current members of the House of Representatives to find that only 175* of them scheduled meetings. The results of the phone survey also reveal that members of both parties share the blame, with 67% of Democrats and 50% of Republicans stating they had no town hall meetings scheduled for the recess period.

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  • HarborGuy

    Dems...*rolling eyes*

    No wonder we get labeled as jellyfish.

  • HarborGuy

    Dems...*rolling eyes*

    No wonder we get labeled as jellyfish.

  • http://primaldata.blogspot.com/ PRIMALDATA

    I hate to say it but we have to concede this victory to the Tea Party by being so vocal, vitriolic and unreasonable people do not want to hold a Town Hall 1) to get shot at, and 2) to have to deal with people who will not have facts and will just scream at the top of their lungs. Is it craven and cowardly yes, is a completely human reaction to steady abuse yes.

    Hopefully people call and write their representatives since they can't meet with them and make their voices heard

  • http://primaldata.blogspot.com/ PRIMALDATA

    I hate to say it but we have to concede this victory to the Tea Party by being so vocal, vitriolic and unreasonable people do not want to hold a Town Hall 1) to get shot at, and 2) to have to deal with people who will not have facts and will just scream at the top of their lungs. Is it craven and cowardly yes, is a completely human reaction to steady abuse yes.

    Hopefully people call and write their representatives since they can't meet with them and make their voices heard

  • AZalan

    I thought they need 5 weeks of vacation to "talk to their constituents"?? At least my rep (Giffords) has an excuse for not holding meetings.