The offline effort of House Republicans is just as important as the online one. Last Saturday I hosted a townhall where a packed crowd came to share their policy proposals for reining in out-of control spending, fixing a broken immigration system and eliminating the government red tape that made deepwater drilling a necessity in the first place. For more than two-and-a-half hours, local parents, employees, teachers, doctors and business owners spoke up about how Congress needs to cut the partisan bickering and work for economic recovery and job creation. Afterwards, many sat down in front of a camera and spoke out about what they think of the country’s direction, which I posted on my website. Letting your voice be heard is a first step towards changing business as usual in Washington.
Decisions are made by those who show up. If you are one of the millions of Americans who think this country is heading off the deep end, today is an opportunity to start working towards a better direction. Log on to AmericaSpeakingOut.com to share how you think the federal government needs to approach a specific problem we face. I look forward to hearing your ideas.