Congressfolks

We’ve been to a couple more “town hall” meetings in the past week, one with our Representative and one with one of our Senators. Both were very well attended, with crowds of several hundred who filled up the spaces. At both events, the crowds were energetic and positive, full of motivation and passion. At the event with our Representative, a couple of hecklers at the back of the room tried to start chants of “USA” and the current president’s name, but the rest of the crowd hushed them up. Our Rep even took a question from one of them (a rambling, incoherent “question” full of Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hate), which he handled seriously and graciously.

It’s still hard living in these times, but I continue to be heartened to know that we have people like them in Washington working for us, and to see how strong the support for them is locally.

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