Congressman Sherman Hosts 9th Crisis Town Hall
Sherman Oaks – Last night, over 6,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) interactive “Telephone Town Hall”. During this time, the Congressman updated his constituents on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Congressional negotiations to aid the economy and those impacted by COVID-19.
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 progression of the virus and advice on best safety practices as we continue to address this unprecedented public health crisis.
The Congressman was joined by LAUSD Board Member Kelly Gonez to discuss the concerns many parents and teachers face over the safety of children returning to school. Congressman Sherman and Board Member Gonez discussed both the in-person and virtual learning options available for Valley residents, as well as the full spectrum of benefits and risks these options entail.
“Telephone Town Halls have always been a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Congressman Sherman. “As the nation continues to grapple with an unprecedented pandemic, 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:
- In April/May we sent stimulus checks in the amounts of $1200/$500. Should we do an additional round of stimulus checks?
- Yes: 84%
- No: 7%
- Unsure: 8%
- Should the $600 extra benefit for unemployment be extended until January?
- Yes: 72%
- No: 15%
- Unsure: 12%
- Do you believe police officers should be required by law to wear body cameras and report all incidents involving force within 24 hours?
- Yes: 86%
- No: 7%
- Unsure: 8%
Congressman Sherman will continue to host a series of Telephone Town Halls during this crisis. To learn how to participate in the next townhall go to BradSherman.house.gov/TownHalls.