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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Holds 4th Coronavirus Town Hall


May 6, 2020
Press Release
Joined by Assemblymember Christy Smith

Sherman Oaks – Last night, thousands of Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) 4th interactive “Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall”.

Over 6,500 Valley residents participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for ninety minutes. During this time, the Congressman was joined by California Assemblymember Christy Smith who discussed state and local response efforts, including information on the California Employment Development Department’s assistance efforts for those whose employment was affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“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 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.

“I appreciate Congressman Sherman’s invitation to join him for his town hall to provide information about the different services from the state,” said Assemblymember Christy Smith. “As always, our offices stand ready to help anyone who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 — please give us a call.”

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:

  1. Should the $600 extra benefit for unemployment be extended beyond July?  
  • ​​​Yes: 73%
  • No: 11%
  • Undecided: 16%


  1. Should Congress pass and use federal money to pay for hazard pay for our health care workers and first responders?   
  • Yes: 75%
  • No: 11%
  • Undecided: 14%


  1. Should the IRS disburse amounts $1200 per individuals/500 per child?   
  • Yes: 61%
  • No: 19%
  • Undecided: 20%


Congressman Sherman will host a series of Telephone Town Halls during this crisis. The next one will be on May 19th. To learn how to participate in the next townhall go to