August 13th, 2009
12:54 PM ET
5 years ago

How to find a town hall meeting near you

Voters are confronting lawmakers with tough questions on health care at town hall meetings across the country.
Voters are confronting lawmakers with tough questions on health care at town hall meetings across the country.

(CNN) - With Congress on its August recess, lawmakers are back in their home districts to meet with their constituents.

Across the country, members of Congress are holding town hall meetings where voters are encouraged to voice any questions or concerns about what's happening on Capitol Hill.

Health care reform has dominated the conversation at the meetings. President Obama has called on Congress to pass legislation this year, but lawmakers are hearing from their constituents that they want more specifics on what reform will mean for them.

In addition to taking questions, lawmakers are trying to set the record straight and put an end to the spread of misinformation.

Many town hall meetings are open to anyone. If you're interested in attending one, you're not alone. More than 70 percent of people say they are either very likely or somewhat likely to attend a town hall on health care, according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey.

To find a meeting near you, determine who your senators and representatives are. You can find this information on the House and Senate Web sites.

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