In case anyone was under the impression that our house meetings were only a place for Americans to share their feelings and go home satisfied, think again. Lots of you couldn't even wait for the looming August congressional recess to get started. For example, in Seattle, attendees of one meeting decided that they should go immediately to a congressional office to make their concerns about Washington's obsession with austerity known. Attendees affiliated with Working Washington and MoveOn Council Seattle went to the offices of Senator Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, met with staff, and requested personal meetings with the senators when they get back to Washington State. They also have started developing a proposal to take action during the August recess and started networking with local groups like SEIU and Fight for a Fair Economy to see what they could do together. [caption id="attachment_371" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="House meeting attendees file in to Sen. Patty Murray's office in Seattle."][/caption] We have lots more examples of similar initiative being shown by groups that formed from house meetings. Let us know what you are up to in your own area!
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