Americans need to pay closer attention to what the government is doing and remain involved in politics. One of the ways people can stay informed is by attending the town hall meetings. Since this is not possible for everyone because of variable schedules, the best way to make this possible would be to webcast the meetings and record them and post them online for those that cannot even get to a computer during that time to review later.
Sadly, many members of congress are out of touch with the way ordinary members of their congressional districts feel about certain issues. Expressing your voice in response to such issues directly to your congress member is one way to ensure that your interests are heard. It could make them conform their position to that of the people they represent.