Amid the usual cyclone of horrific news from the Republican administration’s White House, there is this enormous sign of our growing impact and reason for hope: The spirit of opposition that emerged after the inauguration spilled over into town hall meetings held across the country by Republican lawmakers on recess, and the GOP sees us now, and realize we are many and mighty–and they are afraid, as seen by their continuing efforts to discredit this huge grassroots movement as “paid protesters” of “liberal extremists,” rather than the organic bipartisan efforts of more than half the country to oppose the unconstitutional, unethical, potentially illegal actions of Donald and his toadies. Keep the heat on!
Here in Austin and surrounding areas, more than 2,000 people attended Town Hall meetings for representatives in all five Republican congressional districts, plus one for Sens. Cruz and Cornyn.
This is just a sampling of the press that these events generated:
In Texas, Trump resistance offers town hall theater to mixed reviews (Austin American-Statesman)
`Roger, Roger, Town Hall Dodger.’ Indivisible confronts a cardboard congressman (Austin American-Statesman)
Hundreds seek audience with U.S. Rep. Roger Williams at Dripping Springs restaurant (Austin American-Statesman)
Central Texas Republicans sidestep calls for town hall meetings (Austin American-Statesman)