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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Holds 2nd Coronavirus Town Hall with a Focus on Small Businesses

  

Apr 8, 2020
Press Release

Sherman Oaks – Last night, thousands of Valley residents called in to Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) 2nd interactive “Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall”.

Thousands of residents from all over the San Fernando Valley called in and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for 90 minutes. During this time, the Congressman was joined by Victor Parker, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Los Angeles District Director who provided information on assistance for small businesses, independent contractors and the self-employed.

“Telephone Town Halls have always been a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Congressman Sherman. “With the Coronavirus raging through the United States, including in Southern California, 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 and provide an avenue for me to keep my constituents informed during this critical time in our country.”  

The Congressman was also joined by Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health who provided critical health and safety guidance for dealing with this unprecedented public health crisis. California State Senator Henry Stern and Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfeld were also on the line to provide information on state and local response efforts and resources for assistance.

During the Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall, Sherman requested input from his constituents by asking a series of survey questions about their thoughts on next steps forward in this public health crisis. The results of the survey questions are as follows:

 

Should the fed gov appropriate additional spending beyond $350 billion for small business assistance?

​Yes: 64%

No: 8%

Undecided: 28%

 

Would you wear a mask if it were easily available for a dollar?  

Yes: 90%

No: 4%

Undecided: 6%

Congressman Sherman will host a series of Telephone Town Halls during this crisis. The next one will be on April 21st from 7:00 – 8:00 PM Pacific. To learn how to participate in the next townhall go to BradSherman.house.gov/Townhalls.

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