This week Oklahoma Congressional delegates have announced several "town hall" meetings. Citizens will have several opportunities to attend a gathering, but getting there early is a key to even getting in the building. National leftist groups are funding some very advanced efforts to co-opt the meetings and force a narrative of their own.
Some congressmen are holding small gatherings in remote towns during inconvenient times. This is unfortunate and ill-advised.
Ten Suggestions For Attending Town Hall Meetings...
- Arrive early. This could be a historic event, or it could be a sleeper. You won't know until the event happens.
- Stay orderly but engaged. You will be a part of a very documented event. Don't embarrass the cause, or your family's reputation in the community.
- Bring friends. The other political factions are recruiting their allies. The numbers will indicate community opinion on important issues.
- Bring a list of topics/questions and prioritize them. Mark off the issues that are sufficiently addressed and be ready to ask a question if no one else did.
- Advocate! Clap, cheer, laugh, ... whatever you believe is appropriate.
- Have a camera ready. You may have a great opportunity to capture the unexpected.
- Don't get ejected or arrested. It takes away from the substance you're advocating. Expect to be screened before getting in the arena (including metal detectors).
- Green & Red Cards make a silent statement. Don't let other's drown out your voice just by holding the only cards in the auditorium.
- Don't be bullied into silence. Standing for your values is very important. The alternative is unthinkable.
- Thank your congressman for holding this meeting. He wants a healthy dialogue. The disruptive left just wants to throw a fit in front of news media.
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