Town Halls

How to Throw a Town Hall

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What is a Town Hall?

Town Halls are a rich tradition in American history. It’s where local communities gather together to discuss imporant topics. The aim isn’t to come to a decision. The goal is to give everyone in the community a platform to be heard.

In American English and Canadian English, a town hall meeting is an informal public meeting, function, or event derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Typically open to everybody in a town community and held at the local municipal building, attendees generally present ideas, voice their opinions, ask questions of the public figures, elected officials, or political candidates at the town hall. Attendees rarely vote on an issue or propose an alternative to a situation. It is not used outside of this secular context.

There have been no specific rules or guidelines for holding a town hall meeting. However, in recent years, town halls held by political candidates have announced and enforced rules on crowd behavior and the scope of questions that may be asked. (from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_hall_meeting)