This is what Democracy SHOULD look like: regular people having the opportunity to open dialogue with their elected representatives at every level of government. Unfortunately, big money and corporate donors get sit-downs with elected representatives and the rest of us—those whose everyday lives are impacted by the policies they create—are left to fend for ourselves.

Not anymore. Town Hall Project is helping people all across the country by creating a publicly available mega-resource of public forums where elected officials are ready to meet with constituents about the issues effecting their communities. And it’s working! Organizing groups nationwide are sharing the resource and using it to plan and organize around their issue. And folks are showing up to let their voices be heard! Your reps “don’t hold events like that” you say? Well Town Hall Project is working to hold those officials accountable. But the Project needs our help.

Until now Town Hall Project has been entirely volunteer led and operated—my friend Jimmy Dahman and some of his friends and colleagues came up with the idea—amazing! Now, after dozens of inquiries from political organizations and non-profits across the country to help them organize and build capacity, countless calls with reporters (Vox, NYT, POLITICO, CNN…) not to mention requests from constituents everywhere to add events in their communities, from U.S. Senators to local reps, the Project is left at a crossroads: either limit the resource to what can be accomplished in their dwindling spare time, or, develop some resources so they can keep up the work to promote access to public discourse between electeds and constituents, and help make those conversations a regular part of our Democracy. I want to help them do the latter. That means raising money.

I’ve set a goal of raising them $20K to get things off the ground—you know, to hire a core staff, get an office, pay for their website, maybe a few pencils—but I’m sure we can blow the roof of that goal because we all deserve the opportunity to show up, bring allies and be heard. Will you help?

THIS is what Democracy SHOULD look like! Thanks for your support.

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    “This will be a way to connect easier with our legislators. Phone, email, link to their "town Hall page" if they have one. And if they don't, we will find a way to be heard regardless.”

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    “This is one of the most effective ways to get your voice heard. This is what Democracy looks like! Hold those people who work for US accountable!”

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    “I support the Town Hall Project because it is a common sense method to disseminate information that *should* be easily accessible. Transparency in government is vital to democracy. Woot!”

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March 28, 2017

Moving the needle

“From the beginning of this process, the American people have been clear that they want an opportunity to be heard by their elected leaders before any votes on the AHCA. Across the country, the members of Congress who held town halls heard from constituents that would lose access to the critical care they need to keep themselves and their families healthy. This decision by Republican leadership to cancel the vote on the AHCA demonstrates the true power of citizens when they make their voice heard, and it’s a major victory for every single person who showed up to town halls nationwide to share their story and why they opposed the AHCA. Town Hall Project will continue organizing across the country to help make members of Congress more accountable to the people they work for: their constituents.” - Jimmy Dahman, Founder, Town Hall Project

March 21, 2017

Things are moving fast

Thanks to all those who have supported this effort. Things are moving quickly as we get ready for the next congressional recess in April. Please help us by giving what you can or by sharing Town Hall Project's information with your colleagues, friends and family so that they too can help sustain this amazing resource!

March 8, 2017

We're making a difference!

Just take a look at what Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) had to say about town halls:

"I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active, they're putting pressure on congressmen..."

We're proud to have played a pivotal role in the latest wave of civic engagement, but to sustain the momentum through Town Hall Project, we need your support – every dollar helps!

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