After weeks of protests outside the offices of Republican members of Congress failed to persuade them to hold town halls meetings, activists are planning "search parties" and candlelight vigils outside the homes of seven California representatives Thursday evening.
The rallies, largely centered around immigration and healthcare concerns, will focus on the homes of Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) and Steve Knight (R-Lancaster). Activists also plan to demonstrate outside the office of Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) at noon.
Members of Congress are back in their districts for the week, and more than a dozen Democrats scheduled town halls while they are home. So far, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) is the only one of California's 14 Republican members to hold a town hall this week. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) met with protesters outside his office.