April 13, 2017: Feinstein and Harris Town Halls

Overview:

  • Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris have both scheduled town hall meetings during the April recess.

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Details/Context:

Feinstein & Harris Town Halls:

Responding to repeated calls from constituents, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Kamala Harris have each scheduled town hall meetings during the April recess. Senator Feinstein will hold a meeting in San Francisco on Monday, April 17 from 11:00 AM to noon, and then will hold a second meeting in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 20 from 11:00 AM to noon. Senator Harris will hold a meeting in Los Angeles on Friday, April 21 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. All three events are already sold out.

Neither Senator has announced any plan to hold any town hall meetings elsewhere.

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Conclusion/Call Script Overview

Though we appreciate both Senators' willingness to meet with their constituents, we feel that as the second-largest city in California (and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States), San Diego also deserves a chance to meet with and speak to the Senators we helped elect. Furthermore, we feel that the decision by Senator Feinstein to hold her meetings in the middle of work days limits the ability of working constituents to attend these meetings. Combined with the short length of these meetings and the large number of issues to discuss, there will be little opportunity for constituents to be heard. (By contrast, Scott Peters' March town hall meeting lasted a full two hours, and both that meeting and the upcoming meeting this month were scheduled after work hours.)

Therefore, today I will be calling both Senators and asking them to hold a town hall meeting in San Diego.


Script for Calling Dianne Feinstein

"Hi, my name is _____ and I'm calling from _____ (zip code). I'm calling to ask Senator Feinstein to please hold a town hall meeting in San Diego. I appreciate that she is holding other town halls in San Francisco and Los Angeles, but San Diego is the second-largest city in California, and as her constituents, we deserve a chance to meet with the Senator as well. So please hold a town hall in large venue in San Diego, and please schedule it outside of work hours so that everyone has the opportunity to attend. Thank you."

SD: (619) 231-9712
SF: (415) 393-0707
LA: (310) 914-7300
Fresno: (559) 485-7430
DC: (202) 224-3841

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Script for Calling Kamala Harris

"Hi, my name is _____ and I'm calling from _____ (zip code). I'm calling to ask Senator Harris to please hold a town hall meeting in San Diego. I appreciate that she is holding a town hall in Los Angeles, but San Diego is the second-largest city in California, and as her constituents, we deserve a chance to meet with the Senator as well. So please hold a town hall in large venue in San Diego, and please schedule it outside of work hours so that everyone has the opportunity to attend. Thank you."

SD: (619) 239-3884
SF: (415) 355-9041
LA: (213) 894-5000
Fresno: (559) 497-5109
Sacramento: (916) 448-2787
DC: (202) 224-3553

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