Host a Resistance Recess Event: Save our Health Care, Our Communities, and Our Democracy

The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.  

This is the perfect time to raise our voices. We will show up at our elected officials' events, town halls, and other public appearances to make it clear to those who represent us, as well as to the media, that tolerance of Trump's hurtful agenda is unacceptable and politically toxic.

Will you sign up to host a Resistance Recess action February 18-26?

There are two kinds of events you can sign up to host:

1. Is your representative or one of your two senators hosting an event such as a town hall meeting or office hours, or speaking in public during the week of February 18-26? If so, enter that information below. We'll help spread the word and recruit fellow constituents to join you in making your voices heard at that event.

2. Has your representative or one of your two senators not yet scheduled a public event with constituents during the week of February 18-26? If so, you can create your own Constituent Town Hall and invite your member of Congress, fellow constituents, and local news media. Register your event below, and we'll help spread the word and recruit fellow constituents to join you. (And check out the Constituent Town Hall guide from our friends at Indivisible for tips on planning your event.)

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      Here are the basic requirements for event hosts:

      Whether you've hosted an action before or not, we will provide you with all the information you need to hold a successful event! Hosting an action is simple and fun.  You’ll be provided with a host guide, invited to join a prep call for event hosts, and you’ll receive support to invite attendees and the media to your event. We will work hard to review all questions that are emailed to us.

      By creating an event, you are agreeing to serve as the host of the meeting. Your responsibilities as host include:

      • Arranging that all the necessary materials are brought to the event (you can ask other participants for help).
      • Contacting and communicating with the people who participate in your event. We will encourage attendees not to attend an event where the host has not confirmed their participation.
      • Filing a quick post-meeting report.

      Here are the rules for hosting events:

      Thank you for agreeing to organize a local event for a national campaign sponsored by MoveOn.org Civic Action (“MoveOn”). By agreeing to organize a local event (the “Event”) and by logging into this website (the “Site”) and using the application accessible through this Site (the “Event Tool”), and in consideration of being allowed to use the name of MoveOn in connection with the Event, you agree to

      (1) follow MoveOn’s written directions regarding the organization and timetable for the Event;

      (2) use all scripts and materials provided by MoveOn for the Event;

      (3) refer to and use the name and mark “MoveOn” in connection with the Event as authorized and directed by MoveOn; and otherwise to name, characterize or describe the Event, as directed by MoveOn

      (4) in all emails sent to recruit participants, in all press releases and announcements and other communications regarding the Event, include the following language:

      “Everyone participating in this Event will be required to abide by all applicable laws and lawful orders of authorities. This Event will be nonviolent and will not involve any civil disobedience or other violation of law.”

      (5) obtain all permits and licenses necessary to hold the Event;

      (6) communicate and coordinate with local law enforcement authorities to make them aware of the Event and offer to coordinate and cooperate with them in arranging for security of Event participants and the public, to the extent applicable and necessary

      (7) not request or direct, or knowingly permit anyone acting on his/her or its behalf to request or direct, any participant in the Event to engage in any unlawful activity, including unlawful nonviolent direct action; and

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