David Hogg, left-wing operatives organize gun control activism at lawmakers’ town halls


NEW YORK — David Hogg and other activists from the #NeverAgain movement are helping to lead the Town Hall for Our Lives project, a series of forums across the country seeking to get lawmakers to push for stronger gun-control measures.

(Article by Aaron Klein republished from Breitbart.com)

The town halls are being assembled by professional progressive activists, with primary participation from Indivisible, a radical organization that describes itself as a “progressive grassroots network of local groups” seeking to “resist the Trump Agenda.”

The town halls are also being organized by a group calling itself the Town Hall Project, which is assisting the organizers of the March for Our Lives movement to stage the town hall forums nationwide.

The Town Hall Project is led by professional organizers. It gained notoriety when it organized activists last year to support progressive healthcare legislation.

Hogg and the March for Our Lives organizers are seeking to channel the energy of anti-gun protesters into town halls for every member of Congress during the current recess that ends April 9, promoting the campaign on Twitter as #TownHallForOurLives.

Vox.com reported on the town hall plan:

Congress is on recess through April 8 (April 9 for the House), so some lawmakers already have town halls scheduled. March for Our Lives and the Town Hall Project are encouraging gun control activists to rally around those already established events — or pressure representatives without a town hall scheduled to host one next week.

David Hogg, a Parkland survivor and one of the March for Our Lives organizers, said this goes for Republican and Democratic Congress members — they want all 435 representatives to participate. If not, primary and general elections opponents will be invited to attend in their places, or activists will consider holding an “empty chair town hall” to call attention to their absence. “We’re not for Democrats or Republicans,” Hogg said. “We’re simply trying to save kids.”

According to Hogg, more than 100 town halls have been scheduled. Hogg said he hopes activists hold politicians accountable for accepting money from the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby, though he encouraged all constituents to attend — not just advocates of gun control, but those who have opinions about school safety or mental health policy.

The Town Hall Project, Hogg and Indivisible each have issued calls for the nationwide forums with lawmakers during the current recess, with Hogg pointing activists to the Town Hall Project:

The Town Hall Project is led by former organizers for the presidential campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The group boasts a small leadership team of four activists, with the official bios of three organizers boasting about their involvement in Democratic presidential campaigns (emphasis added):

Jimmy Dahman – Executive Director – Prior to starting Town Hall Project, Jimmy organized for and managed numerous electoral and issue campaigns across more than ten states, including managing over 70 organizers in Northeast Ohio for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Megan Riel-Mehan – Lead Web Developer – Megan is a PhD chemical biologist and experienced web developer, currently specializing in visualizing cell biology at the Allen Institute in Seattle.

Nathan Williams – Managing Director – Nathan has volunteered or worked on numerous issue and candidate campaigns since 2000, including the 2008 Obama campaign. He is also an award-winning independent filmmaker.

Juliana Amin – National Organizing Director – Before Town Hall Project, Juliana built organizing programs across the country over multiple cycles. Most recently she oversaw a team of more than 60 staff in Ohio for the Clinton campaign in 2016.

The Town Hall Project website links to only two outside resource kits for assistance on how to organize. One of those kits is the “Town Hall strategy resources” from the Indivisible Movement. The other is the “Recess Toolkit” published by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

Last year, Breitbart News extensively reported that Indivisible leaders have been professional activists openly associated with groups financed by billionaire George Soros.

Also last year, Organizing for Action (OFA), the activist group that morphed from Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, partnered with the Indivisible Project for “online trainings” on how to protest Trump’s agenda.

OFA is also promoting Hogg’s town hall campaign:

Read more at: Breitbart.com



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