An extension of the New England practice of direct democracy in which citizens gathered together and acted as legislators, the Town Hall Meeting is a forum in which the people are invited to come and address specific issues, and is practiced across the United States even today.
Pittsburgh. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/03/images/20050324_web-pittsburgh-1kz0-515h.html; Washington D.C. http://www.ice.gov/text/news/insideice/articles/insideice_071905_Web9.htm#top; San Francisco. http://www.sfgov.org/site/mons_index.asp?id=23888; Houston. http://www.culberson.house.gov/gallery.aspx?P=1&g=1; (21 Feb 2006). Created by Gary Keith and Mike Frost.