Dear readers, help us fact-check your lawmakers during August recess

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Will you be at a Senate or House town hall in your district?

The Fact Checker wants to hear from you. Send us clips from town halls in your neighborhood and we will fact check them. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)

When Congress left Washington for the April recess, we asked our readers to help us fact-check their local town halls. We were overwhelmed with submissions from coast to coast. We ended up fact-checking what members of Congress from seven states said about lawmakers’ health insurance, Medicare, the national debt and the cost of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago travels.

Congress is now in August recess. You elected your lawmakers, and they answer to you. We want to fact-check what they’re telling you at Senate and House district town halls — and we need your help.

Will you be at a town hall in your district? Send us claims to fact-check. Here’s how:

  • Send us a URL, Google Drive link, YouTube link or Facebook Live link to video or audio of the town hall, or email us your video or audio clips.
  • If you send full audio or video clips of the town hall, tell us the approximate minute marks of the suspect claim.
  • Write the claim down, and submit it using this form. (You can also fill out the form at the end of this column.)
  • Tweet us (@myhlee, @glennkesslerWP or @mmkelly22), find us on Facebook (Fact Checker or myhlee) or email

We’ll take suggestions for any topic that piques your interest, though we’re especially interested in health care, immigration, actions taken by the Trump administration and the federal budget.

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