The first step in organizing our collective progressive voice at the upcoming Town Halls is to consider how our objectives and desired outcomes compare to Congressman McClintock's. We can also use his statements during and after the Roseville town hall to understand how he might try to spin our actions and words.
The Indivisible Guide's Town Hall Tips & Fact Sheet is the primary source for the table below. If you are not familiar with the Indivisible Guide, reading or listening to it will help you see how this action fits into the bigger picture of resisting Trump’s agenda by pressuring our Members of Congress. I’ve supplemented Indivisible with ideas based on my observations from participating in the peaceful demonstration outside the Roseville Town Hall, watching the video from inside, and examining the press coverage of the event.
The chart below illuminates the balancing act we face. If we don’t push towards our outcomes hard enough, we help him accomplish his. If we push too hard, it could feed his narrative of us more than it supports our agenda. We seek the Goldilocks plan.
Tomorrow we will take a look at how to create effective questions and statements pointed at McClintock's key vulnerabilities: his recent mischaracterization of his constituents, support for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and reluctance to hold President Trump accountable.