Dems, Union Activists Flex Medicare Muscle At Town Hall Meetings
The Washington Post: The Fix: Democrats Gain Partial Victory In Town Halls
Democrats and union activists have made a concerted effort to play the town hall game this summer, pressing lawmakers to preserve Medicare and end tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. In 2009, tea party activists overwhelmed town halls around the country, creating angry confrontations over health care legislation that dominated the news. A Pew poll showed that nearly eight in ten Americans were paying either "a lot" (49 percent) or "a little" attention (29 percent) to the rowdy town halls (Weiner, 8/29).