Quick Reminders from the last Action Item before we continue:
– Time/Place: Tuesday February 21, at 6:00 pm at the Camarillo Public Library Community Room with Congresswoman Julia Brownley.
– Call for Reservation: CA26.RSVP@mail.house.gov.
OK, you didn’t get a seat, now what? Well, we have an agenda for you:
– Still come! News crews will film and interview the crowds outside.
– Bring: Positive signs, American Flags, positive attitude.
– Feed the media: If you’re outside, find a reporter, ask to tell your story. This is important!
– Opposition: Don’t feed them. Don’t talk or physically react to them.
– Bring your stories: We’ll collect letters, postcards, etc. outside.
– Know your facts: District #26 has had a 43% decrease in uninsured since the ACA took place and 28,800 of our friends and neighbors are insured under it.
– Take pictures and videos to share with Indivisibleguide.com and with the press.
OK, you did get a seat inside, so here are some reference materials:
– Watch the video.
-Your job isn’t to convince Ms. Brownley, she wants this too. But she needs to listen, and to gather supporting evidence to take back to Washington.
– Be a storyteller. Incorporate your own personal story in your question. Keep in mind your audience is as much your neighbors and fellow town hall attendees as it is the MoC. Be honest, be vulnerable, and tell stories that matter.
– End the story with a concrete, verifiable ask. The best asks or clear, actionable for the her, and easy to verify whether she followed through or not. For example: Instead of “Will you fight for me?”, ask her “Will you commit to voting against any loss of ACA coverage?”
– Don’t settle for talking points or canned responses.
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