Rep. Schiff to Host Two Telephone Town Halls in July to Discuss Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, July 21: Schiff Will Host LA County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Thursday, July 30: Schiff Will Host LAUSD Board Member Jackie Goldberg and UCLA’s Dr. Robert Kim-Farley

Washington, DC – Over the next two weeks, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host two telephone town halls to discuss the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic and unemployment crisis facing families, and how we can ensure the safety of students come Fall. Schiff will also discuss issues such as unemployment benefits, support for small businesses, and how his office can assist constituents. Schiff has previously hosted several telephone town halls throughout the year.


“Families in our community are being tested in new and challenging ways during the coronavirus pandemic, as they struggle with rising unemployment, work and school closures, balancing work and family life, and trying to stay safe and healthy,” said Schiff. “As part of a continuing series of telephone town halls meant to complement virtual events online, I want to hear directly from constituents about what they are experiencing during the pandemic, and their suggestions on steps to improve our health and economy.”


On Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00pm PT, Schiff will host a telephone town hall with Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the director of the Los Angeles Country Department of Public Health, to give constituents an update on how the federal government and L.A. County government, respectively, are responding to the pandemic. Dr. Ferrer is a nationally?known public health leader with over 30 years of professional experience as a philanthropic strategist, public health director, educational leader, researcher, and community advocate.


On Thursday, July 30 at 7:00pm PT, Schiff will host a telephone town hall with LAUSD Board Member Jackie Goldberg and UCLA’s Dr. Robert Kim-Farley. Jackie Goldberg, who currently serves as the Board Member representing LAUSD’s 5th District, and previously served on both the Los Angeles City Council and the California State Assembly, will speak to the issue of school re-openings. Dr. Robert Kim-Farley is a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with joint appointments in the departments of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences.

To Join the Telephone Town Halls:

  • A number of constituents will be automatically dialed in to the telephone town hall.
  • To join directly, constituents should call 855-408-1340.
  • Constituents may also watch the town hall on Rep. Schiff’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/RepAdamSchiff) or website (Schiff.house.gov/live).