By Ally Mark, AAAFund Fellow
AAAFund’s endorsees have been working overtime to ensure their constituents stay up-to-date on the pandemic. Many set up online resource centers, send daily coronavirus e-newsletters, and host tele-town halls. The outreach efforts aim to dispel misinformation and explain benefits available to their constituents in the recently-passed aid packages.
- Rep. Gil Cisneros: Coronavirus Information
- Plus, a guide for small businesses
- Rep. TJ Cox: Central Valley Coronavirus Information Center,
- Includes a list of local food pantries and Spanish translation
- Rep. Andy Kim: Coronavirus Updates
- Rep. Susie Lee: COVID-19 Information
- Rep. Haley Stevens: Coronavirus Resources,
- Includes a guide for small businesses
- Rep. Harley Rouda: COVID-19 Information and Resources guide
Constituent Outreach Efforts
Many of our endorsees have planned series of remote town halls, conducted online or via telephone. They’re turning to social media, particularly Facebook, to spread their messages.
- Rep. Gil Cisneros:
- Rep. TJ Cox:
- Rep. Andy Kim:
- Posts daily video updates (here’s March 31st) on the virus and what Congress is doing about it.
- Held tele-town hall with local health officials on March 13, 2020.
- Rep. Susie Lee:
- Rep. Katie Porter:
- Rep. Haley Stevens:
- Conducted her second telephone town hall on Sunday, March 29, attended by over 5000 residents. Audio can be found here.
- Rep. Harley Rouda:
- Facebook Town Hall planned for Thursday, April 2. Last town hall, with Orange County health professionals, found here.
- Facebook page posts regular video updates on his work in Congress and advice. Here’s the latest.
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