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Former Clinton Staffer Founded ‘The Town Hall Project’ Organizing Protests by the Left

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“A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer,” the Free Beacon  reports.

The parent company of that group “is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros,” the Free Beacon notes:

Jimmy Dahman, a former Hillary Clinton campaign field organizer in Iowa, is the founder of The Town Hall Project, which describes itself as “a volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that 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 far and wide to promote participation in the democratic process and make it as accessible as possible for everyone. We have a team of organizers that works with local groups on the ground to coordinate efforts and encourage citizens to amplify their voices.

His Facebook page lists the youthful Dahman’s current position as Deputy Organizing Director at Ohio Together, and former positions as Regional Organizing Director at Hillary for America and Organizer (Party) at Hillary for Iowa.

On April 27, 2015, Dahman shared this message on Facebook with a group called the Benton County (Iowa) Young Democrats:

Hey everyone! My name is Jimmy and I am the organizer here in Benton County for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Please join our group posted below if you are interested in discussion about the campaign. Also, feel free to reach out to me directly if you want to learn more or get involved!

On its website, The Town Hall Project recommends The Indivisible Guide, which is subtitled “a practical guide for resisting the Trump Agenda.”

“Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen” say this about the guide they produced:

When we put the Indivisible Guide online as a poorly formatted, typo-filled Google Doc, we never imagined how far and fast it would spread. Since December, the guide has been downloaded over a million times. More than 4,500 local groups have signed up to resist the Trump agenda in nearly every congressional district in the country. What’s more, you all are putting the guide into action—showing up en masse to congressional district offices and events, and flooding the congressional phone lines. You’re resisting—and it’s working. . .

We now have over seventy (70!) volunteers working early mornings, late nights, weekends, and sick days on everything that you see the Indivisible Guide team do—email responses, congressional updates, the group directory, the website, our social media, and a bunch more. It’s been an amazing labor of love by a stellar group of, yeah we’ll say it, patriots. But we want to do more.

As we form a nonprofit*, we want to make something clear: we’re not the leaders of this movement. The last few weeks have made it abundantly clear that local groups are taking ownership of the resistance to Trump’s agenda themselves. You all are the leaders—we’re just here to help…

The guide’s website is signed “In solidarity, Ezra Levin, President of the Board, Leah Greenberg, Vice President of the Board, Angel Padilla, Secretary of the Board, Sarah Dohl, Board Member, and Matt Traldi, Treasurer of the Board.

“Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the “so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!” the Free Beacon reports.

But the Free Beacon notes:

Dahman’s group is closely involved with MoveOn.org, a major progressive activist group that recently launched a website, called ResistanceRecess.com, to encourage activists to attend town hall events.

The Town Hall Project’s parent company is The Action Network, which was involved in demonstrations against Walmart and the protests in Ferguson.

The Action Network’s board of directors includes Mark Fleischman, a former vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Brian Young, who worked on campaigns for Howard Dean and John Kerry; Jeffrey Dugas, who worked for John Podesta’s Center for American Progress and Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 Senate campaign; and Rich Clayton, who worked for the SEIU and the shareholder activism arm of Change to Win, a labor group that describes itself as a “strategic organizing center.”

The connections to big liberal money from this supposedly “organic” group are quite strong.

“The Action Network is located at the same Washington, D.C., address as United We Dream, the “largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.” United We Dream has received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros. It began organizing “sanctuary campus” anti-Trump protests shortly after the election,” the Free Beacon reports.


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