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How to Find a Town Hall Meeting

Town hall meetings are held throughout the country as a means of providing a forum for public discussion of all types of issues.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Call your local representative Call your local representative or senator to find out when they will be discussing important issues with their constituents.
  • Step 2: Contact city hall Contact city hall or other local government offices to find out when and where forums on local community issues will take place.
  • Step 3: Scan local newspapers Scan local newspapers for advertisements about upcoming town hall meetings.
  • Step 4: Check with political parties and organizations Check with political parties and non-profit organizations for information about current debates and meetings.
  • TIP: Not all web sites are kept current with the latest meeting information. If you don’t find what you are looking for, place a call to the individual or the organization.
  • Step 5: Avoid the crowd Avoid the crowd, stay in, and order a pizza. Many town halls are broadcast over the internet and accept the submission of online questions.
  • FACT: In 2009, President Barack Obama held the first cyber town hall meeting.

You Will Need

  • Phone numbers for representatives and government offices
  • Newspapers
  • A computer with internet access

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