Category Archives: Town Hall Meeting

Open Letter, Congressman Yoho; from your Gainesville constituent Randon Hays

“Please look at the document in your coat pocket. First make sure it says “US Constitution.” Then go to Article One, Section Two, Clause Five and read carefully. There it cites your responsibility to initiate impeachment. This responsibility resides solely with the current House of Representatives, not former President Obama.”

Congressman Yoho,

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PRESS RELEASE: Indivisible Group Member Changed the Mind of a Freedom Caucus Member

People attending Monday’s town hall hosted by Representative Yoho expected many things: he would endorse tax cuts, discuss Trump’s proposed budget, and speak about repealing the Affordable Care Act. What attendees did not expect was for the congressman to admit that he was wrong. Read more

PUBLIC STATEMENT: Indivisible Gainesville faces biggest challenge yet and succeeds

Indivisible faces biggest challenge yet and succeeds. Fills close to 600 seats and has wide national and local coverage with great unity among Resistance in Yoho’s Hometown

You showed up. You spoke up. You were heard. Monday night’s town hall was successful. We want to thank everyone who attended and demonstrated to Representative Yoho that the progressive community remains strong. Close to 600 of you attended the event and told the congressman that we are holding him accountable for his votes—that his actions affect ALL of his constituents. Yesterday’s town hall demonstrated how we, as a community, can overcome obstacles and show solidarity. The town hall was held during Passover, as it has been in previous years, which means that many members of the Jewish community would be unable to attend. This year, residents came up with a creative solution and held their Seder outside of the town hall. Read more


If the Department of Education is eliminated, so is our family’s guaranteed access to free and appropriate public education for our child. 

Dear Congressman Yoho,

I am a Navy spouse. My husband has served in the United States Navy for 18 years. Our 8 year old daughter, Audrey, has special needs.

As a military family, we move often, in order to provide my husbands service and expertise where our country deems he is needed most. In fact, while we are your constituents because we are legal residents of Green Cove Springs, (and therefore vote there,) we have not resided there for 11 years.

You have stated that you support the elimination of the Department of Education. This would be disastrous for families like mine. We rely on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, provided by the federal Department of Education, to ensure that our child receives a free and appropriate public education regardless of which state we happen to currently reside. My husband has a very limited choice of which orders he can select, so we often don’t have the luxury of choosing which state we reside in. If the Department of Education is eliminated, so is our family’s guaranteed access to free and appropriate public education for our child.

Please reconsider your position on this issue. Military families who have special needs children depend on the Department of Education.


Sarah Smith
Legal Resident of Green Cove Springs


Is Yoho’s goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Congressman Yoho represents a district where 19.3% of constituents lack health insurance, well above the national average. The latest Republican proposal to “fix” Obamacare includes making insurance too unaffordable for sick and older people to buy it and cutting Medicaid funding by issuing block grants (set amounts), instead of basing funding on need. This would allow Republicans to repeal an investment income tax on very wealthy Americans which helped fund Obamacare, so that later, tax reform to give those same very wealthy Americans even larger tax cuts would be easier.

Congressman Yoho correctly stated his disapproval of this proposal; however, it wasn’t because he wanted to protect his constituents. He wanted the cuts to be steeper, further limiting the amount that with which government could assist those who need it the most.

Is his goal to help his constituents, or is it to adhere to an ideology that does the opposite?

Tonya Bervaldi


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Open Letter to Ted Yoho; Gainesville Constituent Anna Robey

As a 36 year old disabled woman, I’ve been through Hell medically and living on Social Security isn’t easy.

Congressmen Yoho:

I have two issues and fears that are extremely important to me personally and my family. As a constituent, I hope you can answer the questions, calm my fears and actually have our best interests at heart. Read more

Open Letter to Ted Yoho; Gainesville Constituent Leon Bequille Issues Corrections to Yoho’s Letter

Leon Bequille sent in this amazing run of corrections to Congressman Yoho’s form letter:


This is the form letter Yoho sends out after you contact his office to support the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or suggest Medicare for all.  The RED is my comments.  Please read and add your own comments and prepare for the Town Hall Meetings.  RESIST. Read more

Open letter to Ted Yoho; From your Gainesville Constituent, Lynda Dillon

I am your constituent. I won’t be quiet.

Dear Representative Yoho,

I don’t have a sad personal story to tell you because I have been blessed to have insurance all of my adult like and, so far, still do. I am a 71 year old woman who still works full time and has raised two grandchildren. One is still at home and I am further blessed to be able to have him on my policy provided through my position with the University of Florida. I have many friends and family who have depended on ACA for coverage and who will have none if it goes away. But this is not why I am writing. Read more

Three things you can do right now to help ensure our message is heard at Monday’s Town Hall Meeting

We will have a strong media presence at the Town Hall on Monday. Local media will be there and there might be some national news outlets. We want our voices amplified by the media—not those that support a regressive agenda. Here’s what you can do to help ensure that our message is broadcast: Read more

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