If you can muster the courage, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) is having a Town Hall-type meeting tonight in Woodstock. Look, yelling at these meetings and showing your anger will get the movement nowhere. If you expect the media to “like” conservatives it’s not going to happen. Come with facts and good questions. Your roll should not be to shout down anyone, but to educate attendees at the meeting.
Bring facts. Remind them about the United States Constitution and how brilliant the founders were. Offer compromise – suggest getting the federal government completely out of health care and allowing the states to fill any perceived gap.
Update: Watch out for union thugs. Allah at Hot Air has more too. They seem to be throwing the term astroturfing back in the face of conservatives, after guys on the left like David Axelrod invented it! Note also the comment from reader Janet below. Courney’s office claiming it is a speaking engagement, without opportunity for public comment. I guess someone has the wrong playbook.
Here’s text of the invite sent via e-mail about one hour ago. Click on the image to see the actual e-mail – well, most of it (it got cut off).
I wanted to send you an urgent invitation to an important town hall with Rep. Joe Courtney this evening, Thursday, August 6th. He’ll be talking to constituents and gathering feedback — this is an ideal opportunity to make sure your support for health insurance reform is seen and heard at exactly the right time.
Our congressional representatives are back home this month, and they’re facing more and more pressure from special interests on health insurance reform. It’s critical that we get out there and show them where we stand.
I hope you can join us.
What: Health Care Town Hall with Rep. Joe Courtney
Where: Woodstock Academy, 57 Academy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
When: Thursday, August 6th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Our representatives are under attack by Washington insiders, insurance companies, and well-financed special interests who don’t go a day without spreading lies and stirring up fear. We need to show that we’re sick and tired of it, and that we’re ready for real change, this year.
Please come to the town hall, and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform, not angrily clamoring for the status quo.
Connecticut State Director
Organizing for America
P.S. — Before the event, please print off a flyer (sic) to display and make sure that your support is visible.
This is what they have for the flier…