In the United States, town halls are a common way for national politicians to reconnect with their constituents during recesses when they are in their home districts away from Washington, D.C. Wikipedia
This should be mandatory in any well functioning democracy.
How can our representatives represent our views if they haven’t consulted us on what we think?
Who do our representatives really represent if they only listen to their party activists between elections?
We Pay We Say “NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT CONSULTATION”
Taking the spirit of the Town Hall to create a truly level playing field to hear all voices.
“This three minute video provides an overview of AmericaSpeaks and its 21st Century Town Meeting forum for engaging citizens in real-time decision-making. AmericaSpeaks is reinvigorating American democracy by engaging citizens in the public decision-making that most impacts their lives.”