Rep. Lois Frankel to Attend Indivisible-Hosted Town Hall at Compass

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Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel plans to attend a town hall hosted by local liberal group Palm Beach Indivisibles.

The town hall is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Compass Community Center at 201 North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth.

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Frankel represents Florida’s 21st Congressional district, which covers most of Palm Beach County -- western Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, and downtown/eastern West Palm Beach. She was mayor of West Palm Beach from 2003 to 2011. She won her first Congressional election in 2012, and has been in the House of Representatives ever since, consistently winning around 60 percent of the vote in her heavily-Democratic district.

Palm Beach Indivisibles is part of the larger Indivisible movement, a left-wing movement that started after President Donald Trump was elected last year. At its heart is the Indivisible Guide, written by anonymous authors claiming be former Congressional staff members. 

Indivisible Guide instructs readers how to copy the success of the right-wing Tea Party movement, which successfully organized and elected extreme conservatives in the 2010 midterm elections. The guide explains how to find other people fed up with Trump and the Republicans, how to organize an Indivisible group, and how to pressure local members of Congress.

Liberals following the Indivisible Guide have stormed Republican town hall meetings, jeering and booing senators and representatives. Freshman Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL-18) faced a furious crowd of around 500 on Friday in Fort Pierce. The Indivisible chapters of Palm Beach County and Martin and Saint Lucie counties organized that event. On February 21, two Florida Republican Congressmen, Dennis Ross of Lakeland and Daniel Webster of Clermont, left their town halls early when enraged crowds showed up.


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