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Indivisible Lynchburg group hoping to keep open dialogue with elected officials

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A group of citizens presented a letter to Congressman Bob Goodlatte's Lynchburg office on Thursday about his stance on different issues.

The group calls itself "Indivisible Lynchburg."

By taking a page from the activism of the Tea Party but without the "shouting down methods or harassing methods," said group leader Neal Sumerlin, the group plans to keep an open dialogue with elected officials to make concerns heard during the Trump Administration.

"We ask that you help protect the most vulnerable members of our society who stand to lose the most from proposed policy changes," part of the letter to Goodlatte read.

Members of the group said they want their elected officials, regardless of party, to stand up for constituents' concerns.

Some they are worried won't be addressed by President-Elect Donald Trump.

The group said they want to hold politicians accountable, but in an inclusive way.

"We are going to become more and more active," said Candace Todd, a member of Indivisible Lynchburg. "We are being galvanized by someone we we think is uttering harm. When he twitters and does things that he is speaking harmfully."

Neal Sumerlin, the organizer of the Lynchburg group said there are about 100 members, all of who are constituents of Congressman Bob Goodlatte.

Goodlatte was in Washington, D.C. on Thursday for President-Elect Trump's Inauguration, but a staff member assured the group that he would hand deliver the letter to their representative.

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