Upcoming Recess Events: Tell Your Rep Where You, Your District, and America Stand
Listed below are upcoming recess events that are already generating buzz. The second column represents the Partisan Voting Index (PVI) for the district, which tries to quantify how "Republican" or "Democratic" a district is relative to the rest of the country.
James Kwak points to a new New York Times poll, which indicates that 66% of the country think the government should "“offer everyone a government administered health insurance plan." He notes that even though 76% worry that it could increase their taxes, 75% believe that without reform their health care costs would go up anyway.
Despite the fact that many are in heavy Democratic districts, none of the people on this list have taken the pledge. One would think it would be more politically problematic for someone not to take the pledge than to take it in a D+10 district.
|Adam Schiff||D+14||Tuesday||August 11||7 pm||Alhambra, CA||Details & Signup|
|Steve Rothman||D+9||Tuesday||August 11||7 pm||Palisades Park, NJ||Details & Signup|
|Rick Larsen||D+3||Wednesday||August 12||5 pm||Everett, WA||Details & Signup|
|Marcia Fudge||D+32||Tuesday||August 12||6 pm||Cleveland, OH||Details & Signup|
|Jim Cooper||D+3||Friday||August 14||9 am||Nashville, TN||Details & Signup|
|Pete Stark||D+22||Saturday||August 15||Noon||Alameda, CA||Details & Signup|
|Eddie Bernice Johnson||D+30||Monday||August 17||8:30 am||Dallas, TX||Details & Signup|
|Robert Wexler||D+15||Thursday||August 20||1 pm||Delray Beach, FL||Details & Signup|
|Henry Waxman||D+18||Friday||August 21||10 am||Los Angeles, CA||Details & Signup|
|Jackie Speier||D+23||Sunday||August 23||5 pm||San Francisco, CA||Details & Signup|
|Jim Moran w/Howard Dean||D+16||Tuesday||August 25||7 pm||Alhambra, CA||Details & Signup|
|Allen Boyd||R+6||Wednesday||August 26||10 am||Port St. Joe, FL||Details & Signup|
|Susan Davis||D+14||Saturday||August 29||1 pm||Spring Valley, CA||Details & Signup|
|Jan Schakowsky||D+20||Monday||August 31||6:30 pm||Skokie, IL||Details & Signup|
|Ed Markey||D+15||Sunday||Sept 6||7:30 pm||Lexington, MA||Details & Signup|
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Photo of Lloyd Doggett event on 8/8 by Alane F. via FDL Event Report tool