The U.S. House and Senate broke for a recess this week with the expectation that representatives will return to their states and districts to engage with constituents.
Recent town halls have been packed, loud, and passionate as citizens push back on the Trump administration's executive orders, troubling Cabinet picks, and the Republican-led efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Representatives have left events early, snuck out the back door, or simply refused to schedule anything, forcing their constituents to find them.
Senator on the run! Why didn't you stay and answer questions, @SenatorFischer? #LNK #TownHall @NebraskaDems… https://t.co/2sUqw2LtyT— Girlsplain Me 🍌 (@Girlsplain Me 🍌)1487727958.0
But people around the country are fighting back and demanding town halls.
As they should. Congresspeople work for you. Here are 11 creative options constituents have tried so far to get their representatives' attention.