By Congressman Brad Sherman
Only part of my job is working on legislation in the House of Representatives, and in the Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees. An equally important part of my job is my work here in the San Fernando Valley, communicating with Valley residents and helping to resolve problems that people are having with federal agencies. We have helped thousands of San Fernando Valley residents resolve problems regarding immigration and citizenship, applying for visas, the Internal Revenue Service, and Medicare and Social Security. All services provided by my office are free of charge. Whether you are seeking assistance with a federal agency or looking for assistance in arranging tours of the U.S. Capitol and other Washington attractions, I hope you will not hesitate to contact me at (818) 501-9200. My website, b r a d s h e rma n . house.gov also provides helpful information. Over the years, I have held over 160 Town Hall Meetings in the San Fernando Valley.
These Town Hall Meetings are a great chance for me to listen to your comments and respond to questions. Town Hall meetings are critical to the public policy process, providing an opportunity for me to hear about the most pressing concerns in our community and to elaborate on the work that my colleagues and I are tackling in Congress. Our next Town Hall meeting will take place on Sunday, August 5th, at SOCES on 18605 Erwin Street, Tarzana, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (Although SOCES stands for Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, the campus is located in Tarzana).. There I will discuss the economy, taxes, housing, the national debt, education, Social Security and Medicare as well as other issues facing Congress. Most of the meeting will be devoted to listening and responding to questions from Valley residents. My district office staff will be on hand to help constituents resolve any problems they may have with federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The event, refreshments and parking are free. We are also having a Town Hall meeting on Sunday August 26. See my website for more information.
My office has also helped many residents receive assistance with mortgage foreclosure and refinancing. In addition to my Town Hall meeting, I will address housing issues on Saturday, August 4, at a seminar on refinancing, home purchasing and foreclosure avoidance at the Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center located at 5060 Van Nuys Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The seminar is open to all Valley residents. If you want to be notified of both the in-person Town Halls and telephone town halls we hold in the future, you should sign up to receive e-mails from my office. You can do this by visiting my website: BradSherman. house.gov. If you go to the website and “sign up” to receive emails, I promise to keep you fully informed. You can also follow my activities on Twitter at Twitter. com/BradSherman or on Facebook www.facebook. com/pages/Congressman-Brad-Sherman/63158229861 (“Congressman Brad Sherman”). Again, please call my office if I can be of assistance at (818) 501-9200.