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July 31, 2013

Liberal group takes aim at GOP during vacation

Americans United for Change, a left-leaning group, is targeting Republican lawmakers who headed on a month-long recess at the end of the week.

The campaign -- dubbed Accountable Congress -- provides a toolkit for the like-minded that includes a user-friendly Website with information on lawmakers' town halls and suggested talking points and questions, daily calls with progressive groups, even signs that organizers can use to make their point. Issues include immigration, climate change and gun violence.

The group wants supporters to ask lawmakers tough questions and record the exchanges, which it will later share.

Republicans have put together their toolkit for August. The House GOP has a 31-page document offering instructions to members for meeting with constituents.


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Dontch just luv info on McClatchy that has no follow-up?

Better to have printed nothing, than incomplete information.



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I'd love to see those GOP instructions on how to respond to constituents! Can anyone provide a link?

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