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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Brad Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall


Mar 1, 2018
Press Release
Residents Express Concerns About Guns, Republican Tax Plan, The President

Sherman Oaks - On Wednesday evening, nearly 5,000 Valley residents participated in an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).

Residents from all over the San Fernando Valley called in and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for over ninety minutes.  During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents about gun control, the Republican tax plan, trade, electoral reforms, and other issues.

“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, the disastrous Republican tax plan and the recent tragedy in Florida, my constituents have more questions than ever.”

Rep. Sherman was joined by State Senator Henry Stern and Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian who discussed the work they're doing in Sacramento on issues such as gun control, homelessness, and traffic.

Sherman’s next Town Hall Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 25th at Reseda High School from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

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:

  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
    • Approve: 17%
    • Disapprove: 80%
    • Unsure: 4%
  • Do you support legislation to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines?
    • Yes: 85%
    • No: 11%
    • Unsure: 3%
  • Do you support the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy, which provides legal status to those who were brought in the United States as children from being deported?
    • Yes: 85%
    • No: 2%
    • Unsure: 11%
  • Do you support the legislative agenda of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare?
    • Yes: 85%
    • No: 2%
    • No Opinion: 13%
  • Do you support the legislative agenda of Planned Parenthood?
    • Yes: 79%
    • No: 13%
    • No Opinion: 8%
  • Do you support the legislative agenda of the Sierra Club?
    • Yes: 56%
    • No: 9%
    • No Opinion: 35%

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 solving personal problems with federal agencies.  At the end of the conversation, participants who were unable to ask a question were given the option to leave their own comments and questions for the Congressman by voicemail.