Upcoming Events

  • Town Hall - A forum where members of Congress give legislative updates and answer open questions from constituents.
  • "Empty Chair" Town Hall - A citizen-organized town hall held with or without the invited lawmaker.
  • Adopt-A-District/State - A citizen-organized town hall featuring a member of Congress from another district.
  • Office Hours - Opportunity to meet and questions the staff of a member of Congress. Usually held in district offices but sometimes are "mobile office hours."
  • Ticketed Event - Paid events. Typically county party events or local fundraisers. Note: Town Hall Project does not encourage buying tickets to these events and does not endorse any candidates.
  • TeleTown Hall Meeting - A town hall conducted by conference call or online.
  • DC Event - Event held in Washington D.C. when Congress is in session. Typically in the member's office.

"It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy. Embrace the joyous task we have been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours because, for all our outward differences, we in fact all share the same proud type, the most important office in a democracy, citizen."

President Obama, Farewell Address

About Town Hall Project

Town Hall Project empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. We are campaign veterans and first time volunteers. We come from a diversity of backgrounds and live across the country. We share progressive values and believe strongly in civic engagement. We research every district and state for public events with members of Congress. Then we share our findings to promote participation in the democratic process.

This movement is diverse, open source, and powered by citizens. We are proud to be a part of it.

Show Up. Speak Out.

About the Events

Our project is currently focused on federal elected officials. We strongly believe that state legislatures deserve attention and citizen engagement, but at the moment these events are outside our current mission.

Our event listing includes:

  • Town halls
  • Other public events with members of Congress in their district/state
  • Ticketed events in the district/state
  • Staff office hours
  • Opportunities in Washington, D.C. to speak with your representative

We do not currently include:

  • Fundraisers outside the district/state
  • Inappropriate events to ask policy questions (e.g. funerals)
  • Campaign events where the member will not take questions

What to expect

The most powerful thing you can do, as a constituent, is ask an earnest, pressing question on an issue close to you. Your personal story is incredibly valuable. It’s precisely how sometimes dry policy is connected with the lives of real people. It’s not always easy to speak up, but these times call for courage in all of us. Take the mic and tell your representative why she or he needs to act in your best interest.

The Town Hall Project strongly encourages you to only attend and ask questions of your own representatives. Remember that any town hall has limited time, and a question you take is one less question for a constituent.

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Why Town Halls

There is no better way to influence your representatives than in-person conversations. Town halls are a longstanding American tradition--where our elected representatives must listen and respond to the concerns of their constituents. Remember: you are their boss.

We believe every citizen, no matter the party of their members of Congress, should have the opportunity to speak with his or her representatives.

You have more power than you think. Town halls are one of the most effective ways to use it.

Our Supporters

Town Hall Project is possible because of the hard work of researchers, organizers, and developers across country, and the generous support of hundreds of grassroots donors.

We are also proud to partner with NextGen America and other progressive allies in supporting grassroots action to hold our elected officials accountable.

Can I send you town halls that I find?

Yes! Please send town hall or any other congressional events to us here. Please include as much detail as you can, including a date, time, and link or other source of the event information.

What if my representatives have no public events scheduled?

Call their district offices and let them know you expect them to hold public events with their constituents. To have even more impact, join with other citizens in your district or state and organize group efforts. Visit the district office together, deliver petitions, inform your local press, or even hold an “Empty Chair” town hall and invite your member of Congress to fill that chair.

The information available on or from this website is compiled by Town Hall Project volunteers and provided for general informational purposes only. While all efforts are made to verify accuracy of events, event details can change at short notice and are not guaranteed to be complete or up-to-date. Please contact your representative’s office to confirm. Town Hall Project shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the direct or indirect use of, or the inability to use, the information on this site.

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We will email you town hall events with your members of Congress, as well as send the latest news on upcoming debates in Congress and updates on our project.

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This website, application or online tool is operated by Town Hall Project (“Town Hall Project”, “we” or “us”). This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by Town Hall Project with respect to your use of the townhallproject.com web site and other Town Hall Project or co-branded web sites, applications, online tools and other online products or services which link to this Policy (the “Sites”) so you can make an informed decision about using the Sites. We value your privacy and endeavor to provide you with a safe and secure user experience.

This website is operated by Town Hall Project. We are not performing any services on behalf of any member of the United States Congress or their offices. This website and tools are operated by Town Hall Project to help you more easily connect with your elected representatives and better engage in the democratic process.

We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

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If this information is tied to personally identifiable information, it will be treated as personal information. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, leaving comments, posting social media comments or other content, sending an email or message to another user, or participating in any interactive forums or features on the Sites. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, sweepstakes, games, promotions and other activities on the Sites. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect on our Sites. This information is not stored with any personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide.

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We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

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