August is a time for our elected officials to return from Washington, DC and talk with citizens about critical issues facing our state and nation.

Bold Nebraska is blogging about the Townhalls all throughout August and we need your help!

Last year, the August Recess Townhalls were focused on health reform.  And, if you were at any of those meetings, they were filled with misinformation and hot tempers.  We don’t know if health reform will be the focus this year, but we do know questions around the pipeline, job creation, immigration and other issues are important to progressive and moderate Nebraskans.

Informed citizens asking questions to our elected officials helps keep checks and balances and helps keep our Members of Congress accountable to the people who send them to Washington in the first place.

We need you to attend one of these Townhalls, ask a question and report back to us the Member of Congress answer (or non-answer for some).

If you need help with how to ask a question, background information or research for your question, just email  You can also DOWNLOAD a list of tips and sample questions.

Below is a list of Townhalls and events our Members of Congress will hold/attend throughout our state. 


 Email and let us know which Townhall you are going to, then after you go and ask your question, send us another email on how it went.  If you can take pictures or video, that would be great!

August Recess Townhalls and Events

We did our best to provide links to the events from the Members of Congress’ websites.  The “open coffee” is very similar to a townhall format where the elected official gives open remarks and then opens it up for questions.  Open coffee are simply less formal than a townhall and usually much smaller.  We do not have events yet for Rep. Smith, Rep. Terry or Sen. Nelson, once we do we will list them, we also removed events that have already taken place.

There are no current townhalls.  Thanks for attending this year!