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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Brad Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall

  

Aug 9, 2018
Press Release
Residents Express Concerns About Plastic Guns, Climate Change, The President

Sherman Oaks - On Tuesday evening, over 6,000 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 plastic guns, climate change, the Supreme Court, electoral reforms, and other issues.

“Telephone Town Halls are a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Rep. Sherman.  “Telephone Town Halls allow me to easily interact with thousands of Valley residents.  Own Halls are a good way for me to know what’s on the minds of Valley residents.  I’ve hosted well over 200 Town Halls of various types.  I particularly like Telephone Town Halls because constituents can participate without leaving their homes, so we typically get many thousands of participants.”

Rep. Sherman was joined by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, who discussed the work he is doing in Sacramento and provided information on his constituent services program.

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:

  • On August 2, the Trump Administration announced a plan to unravel fuel economy standards for new cars and light trucks and block California’s ability to set its own targets for emission standards. Do you support or oppose this decision?
    • ​​​Support: 10%
    • Oppose: 84%
    • Unsure: 7%

Not asked in February 2018 Telephone Town Hall

  • Do you think templates to print plastic guns with a 3-D printer should be freely available online?
    • ​​Yes: 6%
    • No: 89%
    • Unsure: 5%​

Not asked in February 2018 Telephone Town Hall

  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?
    • ​​​Approve: 13%
    • Disapprove: 84%
    • Unsure: 3%

February 2018 Results

Approve: 17%

Disapprove: 80%

Unsure: 4%

  • Do you support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which provides legal status to those who were brought in the U.S. as children from being deported?
    • ​​​Yes: 77%
    • No: 14%
    • Unsure: 9%

February 2018Results

Yes: 78%

No: 11%

Unsure: 11%

  • Do you support the legislative agenda of Planned Parenthood?
    • ​​Yes: 69%
    • No: 19%
    • No Opinion: 12%​

February 2018 Results

Yes: 78%

No: 11%

Unsure: 11%

 

  • Do you support the legislative agenda of the Sierra Club?
    • ​​​Yes: 67%
    • No: 13%
    • No Opinion: 21%

February 2018 Results

Yes: 56%

No: 9%

Unsure: 35%

In addition to answering policy questions, Congressman Sherman used the time to direct constituents to his district office for 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.

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