FDL Action now has the only searchable recess events calendar on the web.  You’ll find it embedded in our right sidebar, in which you can enter your zip code and find out all about upcoming events for Democratic members of Congress in your area.  The events listed in the calendar have been crowd sourced by readers, who have been calling their members of Congress and searching online then reporting the details back to us.

You can also now embed the FDL searchable events widget in any website. Just copy and paste the code below in your html:

<iframe src="http://shadowproof.wpengine.com/files/1/files/2009/08/fdlevents3.html" marginheight="1" marginwidth="1" frameborder="1" height="300" scrolling="no" width="300" </iframe>

Events listings are being updated constantly.  You can find a copy of FDL’s Guide to Running Your Own Recess Event here (PDF).

Democratic members of Congress knew that they would be under attack by well funded right-wing astroturf operations in their districts during recess. Chellie Pingree warned about it on the floor of the House on July 22.  The donations of our readers and the time they were willing to put in to compiling these events gives progressives who support health care reform an effective tool with which to organize in their communities and fight back against the astroturfing efforts of the insurance industry.

Many thanks to Blue State Digital who moved us to the top of the "to do" list and made this happen in a timely fashion.  You can help us pay for it by donating here.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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