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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:40 PM
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If the Town Hall meetings were scaled down a bit,
meaning fewer people in attendance, and held in private residences or backyards, the disrupting morans would be trespassing, right? Wouldn't law enforcement have to move them along, if the property owner requested?

I've been kicking around the idea of offering my home up to my local Congressman.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:44 PM
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1. Offer it!
That's a great idea - I don't see it as a substitute for the scheduled event, but, another one can't hurt, can it?

Cancellations just give those fuckers courage and bolster their determination. I think cancellations are the worst thing anyone can do...............................
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:46 PM
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2. Depends on nature of announcement/invitation, imo.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:01 AM
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4. I was thinking just my general area...
There are about 50 homes in my neighborhood. Many folks living here are retirement age, or getting close. With the few I have spoken to, all agree something must be done, but they have a lot of questions.

If I move some furniture out, I could probably fit 40-50 people in my family room. I also have a large backyard, that could easily accommodate 200+, but I doubt if that many would show up.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:14 AM
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6. Sounds like a fine idea,
but in order to avoid the 'undesirables,' you should make the announcement 'exclusive' to the area, I think. It should NOT be interpreted as open to the general public.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:18 AM
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7. I agree.
If I do this, I will probably go door to door and invite them personally. Maybe have a flyer to give them. I'll talk with a few this weekend, and see if there is enough interest.

Thanks :hi:
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:54 PM
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3. I say do them all online. For those without internet/computer, have a volunteer program maybe.
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pinb1212 Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:11 AM
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5. My congress critter (repug) uses homes for fund raisers.
Invite only. I don't think that will work as a replacement for "town hall meetings".
I think you could keep undesirables away using private homes, but you would be cutting off access for to anyone "not on the list".
If you advertise a "public" meeting, held in a private home and you deny entrance to "some" people....I think you might create a political problem.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:57 AM
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8. Of course, in small states - Alaska springs to mind - you'd be LUCKY to fill a Living Room...
it could be an INCREASE in attendance...
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