Endorsees reach out to ease constituents’ COVID19 concerns

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.

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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:
    • Hosted a tele-town hall with doctors from St. Jude’s Hospital on March 18, 2020. A recording can be found here.
    • Regular Facebook page updates with his work in Congress.
  • Rep. TJ Cox:
    • Held a tele-town hall on March 16, 2020, attended by over 8000 residents. Audio can be found here.
    • Facebook page posts several COVID-19 resources.
  • 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:
    • Hosted two town halls, with statements released after each, here and here.
    • Posts regular Facebook video updates with information on Congress’s actions, like this one, and other COVID-19 resources.
  • Rep. Katie Porter:
    • Held two town halls, recorded here.
    • Updates Facebook page with her work in Congress on the virus.
  • 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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