Bend the Arc's Town Hall Guide

This month, Congress is coming home for February recess – this is the next moment in the resistance, and we’re preparing to make it big.

We’re partnering with MoveOn and a broad progressive coalition to flood town halls and Congressional office hours around the country this month. It's our chance to confront Members of Congress on their support of Trump’s un-American agenda, and to make sure they keep fighting for our values. Together, we get to show up and say, “The American Jewish community demands justice, equality, and democracy.”

Find your local town hall
download our toolkit


Download the toolkit for:

  • #JewishResistance questions to ask your Congressperson

  • Some reflections from Jewish history and tradition about speaking truth to power

  • Roles for you and friends to help Bend the Arc tell the story of American Jews at town halls, and more


Download these double-sided signs to bring with you to lift up during the town hall:

On healthcare (front and back) - download

NoToRepealingTheACA.png YesToHealthcareForAll.png


On immigration (front and back) - download

NoToMassDeportations.png YesToImmigrants.png


On the Muslim ban (front and back) - download

NoToMuslimBan.png YesToReligiousDiversity.png


On the Supreme Court nominee (front and back) - download

NoToGorsuch.png YesToJudicialFairness.png 


If there isn’t a town hall in your area:

Call your representative's and/or senators' district and D.C. offices and see if they are planning on holding a public town hall or office hours.

  1. If YES, they say that they are holding a town hall or office hours, submit the details here, and we will invite nearby supporters to join you there.

  2. If you discover that NO, your members of Congress are not hosting a town hall within a reasonable distance from you, another highly effective way to keep pressure on them is to organize visits to district offices. Using our in-district meeting toolkit, you’ll have everything you need to prepare and lead a structured conversation with key Congressional staff.

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