Democracy is boring. It’s time consuming. And it’s essential. I’m not sure if we came away with any information or plans of action that we didn’t have before going. But it definetly felt important to show up and show support for Sen. Wyden, and to thank him for all the hard and fierce work he has been doing recently. For future town halls, I think we’ve learned to show up with questions and sign up to speak no matter what. If someone asks your question before you, then just pass. But if, as at yesterday’s event, the questions are vague and aren’t seeming to get at the issues that are important to you, then it is absolutely worth having a chance to speak (it was a lottery system, so we didn’t actually get to ask a question). Also, people brought green paper signs that said “agree” and red paper signs that said “disagree,” which seems like a useful practice.