Any time that Congress is back in their home state/district on recess presents a good opportunity to demand that they hold a town hall. Below are some tips on how to maximize this opportunity to influence your MoCs.
Every meeting needs a facilitator! The facilitator is responsible for helping a group of people achieve their objectives for a meeting or call, and for making the meeting inclusive and rewarding for everyone. This is what you need to know to plan your meeting
As we wrote in the original Indivisible Guide, Members of Congress (MoC) care enormously about maintaining a good image in their hometown media. They want to appear in-touch, well-liked and competent. They want to highlight their work on certain policy issues whenever possible—and they’d never talk about some policy issues at all, if they had their way! Splashy cable TV shows are nice, but local media really is where a MoC’s career lives and dies, and where their legacy matters most.
Across the country, many Indivisible groups have grown very big, very quickly. We love seeing all the photos pouring in of groups with hundreds of people showing up to stand Indivisible.
This surge in growth for local groups is really exciting—the more people can we can recruit, the more power we’ll have. But organizing large groups presents some unique challenges, ranging from logistical hurdles (like how to make sure everyone can fit in a single meeting room) to organizing problems (like how to communicate amongst yourselves).
Here are a few tips to help manage some of these challenges and get the most out of a large, enthusiastic group.