Progressive Activists to Disrupt GOP Town Halls in August
A progressive group will coordinate with liberal activists to disrupt Republican town halls during the August recess, when lawmakers will face questions about Obamacare and comprehensive immigration reform.
Americans United for Change, run by a former Democratic National Committee communications head, plans to send activists to Republican town halls in swing states and even red states to target lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
"This is a new approach. The theory in the past has been to be stealth about the effort to confront members at town halls--but sometimes it's been too stealth, and we haven’t generated enough activity," Brad Woodhouse, the president of the group, told the Huffington Post on Wednesday. "Since everyone knows that both sides are doing this, we're going to be public-facing about it."
According to Woodhouse, the progressive group "wants supporters to confront the elected officials, ask them tough questions and record the exchanges." The Huffington Post reports the group "plans to share noteworthy responses, and to collect and share information about what Republicans are doing and saying."