Congressman Brad Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall
Sherman Oaks - On Wednesday evening, over 5,500 Valley residents participated in an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).
Residents from all over the district called in and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for ninety minutes. During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents, including on the Republican tax plan, U.S. foreign policy in Iran, clean air and climate change, and health care for veterans.
“Telephone Town Halls are a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Rep. Sherman. “These types of Town Halls allow me to easily interact with thousands of Valley residents. With Donald Trump in the White House and the disastrous Republican tax plan proposal my constituents have more questions than ever.”
Rep. Sherman continued, “Residents across the Valley are understandably concerned about the state of affairs in the White House and voiced that opinion throughout the event.”
Sherman’s next Town Hall Meeting will take place Sunday, January 21 at Reseda High School. His last Town Hall at that location was attended by over 1,000 Valley residents.
During Congressman Sherman’s Telephone Town Hall, Sherman requested input from his constituents by asking a series of survey questions about pressing issues. The results of the survey questions are as follows:
- Should we continue to allow deductions for state and local income and property tax?
- Yes: 86%
- No: 5%
- Unsure: 9%
- Is the Republican Tax Plan fair?
- Yes: 8%
- No: 83%
- Unsure: 9%
- Will the Republican Tax Plan…
- Help the economy by encouraging investment: 8%
- Hurt the economy by increasing the budget deficit and encouraging moving jobs overseas: 81%
- Unsure: 11%
- Do you support the legislative agenda of the Humane Society
- Yes: 58%
- No: 9%
- No Opinion: 33%
- Do you support the legislative agenda of the Sierra Club?
- Yes: 69%
- No: 8%
- No Opinion: 23%
- Do you support the legislative agenda of Planned Parenthood?
- Yes: 83%
- No: 11%
- No Opinion: 6%
In addition to answering policy questions, Congressman Sherman used the time to direct constituents to his district office (818) 501-9200 for further assistance in regarding personal problems with federal agencies. At the end of the ninety-minute conversation, participants who were unable to ask a question were given the option to leave their comments and questions for the Congressman by voicemail.
You can view Congressman Sherman’s recent floor speech denouncing the tax plan here.