Congressman Sherman Continues Series of National Crisis Town Halls
Sherman Oaks – Last night, over 6,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) interactive “Telephone Town Hall” for an hour. During this time, the Congressman updated his constituents on the coronavirus pandemic and addressed the ongoing, widespread public demand to reform policing practices.
Congressman Sherman was joined by Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, who discussed the latest on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including the recent reported spikes in positive cases and safe practices as the U.S. attempts to reopen the economy and society.
The Congressman was also joined by Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz who discussed the latest on local response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic, including information and resources for assistance on dealing with this public health crisis.
“Telephone Town Halls have always been a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Congressman Sherman. “As the nation grapples with an unprecedented pandemic and growing widespread civil unrest, having accurate information is critical and that is why my Telephone Town Hall last night allowed me to easily interact with thousands of Valley residents, keeping them informed during this critical time in our country.”
During the Telephone Town Hall, Sherman requested input from his constituents by asking a series of survey questions about their thoughts on next steps forward. The results of the survey questions are as follows:
1. Do you approve of the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic?
2. Do you think the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a type of incident that happens rarely or a sign of broader problems in the treatment of African Americans by police?
Rare Incidents: 15%
Broader Problem: 77%
3. Given the $2.4 trillion in spending to address the coronavirus pandemic which has led to rising deficits and debt, should Congress reduce defense spending to help partially offset corona spending?
Congressman Sherman will host a series of Telephone Town Halls during this critical time in our country. The next one will be on August 4th at 7 PM Pacific. To learn how to participate in the next townhall go to BradSherman.house.gov.