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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Serving the San Fernando Valley

  

Sep 23, 2009
Opinion-Editorial

By Congressman Brad Sherman

Only part of my job is working on the floor of the House of Representatives, and in the Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Judiciary Committees.  An equally important part of my job is my work here in the San Fernando Valley, communicating with Valley residents and helping to resolve problems that people are having with federal agencies.  

We have helped thousands of San Fernando Valley residents with Veterans benefits, Social Security and Medicare, visas, passports, and IRS problems.  Whether you are seeking assistance for a victim of the fires or looking for assistance in arranging tours of the U.S. Capitol and other Washington attractions, I hope you will not hesitate to contact me at (818) 501-9200.  My website, bradsherman.house.gov, also provides additional helpful information.  

Over the years, I have held over one hundred Town Hall Meetings in the San Fernando Valley.  

I hope you will attend my November 15th Town Hall.  It will be a chance for me to listen to your comments and respond to questions.  We will have an opportunity to discuss health care, the economy, taxes and all of the issues facing Congress.  My constituent services staff will be available to help you deal with federal agencies.  

Again, my next town hall will be on Sunday, November 15th, and it will be held at Birmingham High School, just one block north of the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Balboa Blvd.  The event will last from 3pm to 4:30pm and admission, refreshments and parking are free.

Town hall meetings are critical to the public policy process and a great opportunity to exchange ideas with friends and neighbors.

From time to time, I also hold telephone town halls.  A “Telephone Town Hall” operates like a large-scale conference call where constituents can ask questions and also answer survey questions about major federal issues, including terrorism, health care, and the condition of the economy.  During my last telephone town hall, which lasted 90 minutes, roughly 5,000 Valley residents participated.  

If you want to be notified of both the in-person town halls and telephone town halls we hold in the future, you should sign up to receive e-mails from my office.  You can do this by visiting the website BradSherman.house.gov.  Even if you already receive emails from my office, it is very useful for you to “sign up” to receive them, as there are strict limitations on when and how many emails I may send you if I acquired your email address from a commercial source.  However, if you go to the website and “sign up” to receive emails, I promise to keep you fully informed.  You can also follow my activities on Twitter at Twitter.com/BradSherman or on Facebook (“Congressman Brad Sherman”).

Again, call my office if I can be of assistance.