South Bay Democrats host virtual coronavirus town hall Thursday, April 16

April 15, 2020
In The News

Three prominent South Bay Democrats will host a virtual town hall Thursday, April 16, to discuss programs and resources available to local residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

State Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica; Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles; and Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, will headline the event.

Dr. Sion Roy, of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and Pat Nye, of the Small Business Redevelopment Center, will join the elected officials at the town hall.

Thursday’s town hall is of multiple similar event elected officials have hosted throughout Southern California to inform the public about the latest rules regarding social distancing, the ongoing fight against COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus — and what resources folks affected by the pandemic can utilize.

Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell State Sen. Lena Gonzalez, both Long Beach Democrats, will also hold a town hall Thursday morning. That forum will discuss the state’s response to COVID-19, and provide updates on unemployment benefits and resources for small businesses; Megan Kerr, a member of the Board of Education for the Long Beach Unified School District, will also participate and discuss that city’s schools during the “safer at home” orders.

The South Bay’s virtual town hall will be streamed live at 2 p.m. on Allen’s Facebook page, BenAllenCalifornia, and his Twitter feed, @BenAllenCA.

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