Congressman Sherman Holds 3rd Coronavirus Town Hall
Sherman Oaks – Last night, thousands of Valley residents called in to Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) 3rd 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 an hour. During this time, the Congressman was joined by Dr. Shahyar Thomas Yadegar, Medical Director of the Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center's ICU, and infectious disease specialist Dr. Francine B. Hanberg who provided critical health and safety guidance for dealing with this unprecedented public health crisis.
“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 local leaders, including California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian & L.A. Councilman Paul Krekorian who provided 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 federal government be the sole U.S. purchasing agent for scarce medical supplies?
- Yes: 53%
- No: 25%
- Undecided: 22%
- Should the U.S. citizens’ spouses of undocumented immigrants be eligible for the $1200 per adult Economic Impact Payment?
- Yes: 85%
- No: 10%
- Undecided: 5%
Congressman Sherman will host a series of Telephone Town Halls during this crisis. The next one will be on May 5th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM Pacific. To learn how to participate in the next townhall go to BradSherman.house.gov/TownHall.