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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hosts Second Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with Representative Sarah Davis

Washington, March 27, 2020 | Rocio Cruz

(Houston, TX) – Last night, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) hosted a telephone town hall with State Representative Sarah Davis (HD-134) on COVID-19.  The telephone town hall focused on the coronavirus pandemic and how communities in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District are responding.  More than 1,500 constituents participated. 

“We are at an unprecedented moment—in our own lifetimes and in our country’s history – and we all have many questions about how our lives will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “The questions asked by my constituents highlighted key concerns specific to our community, and I was grateful for the opportunity to address them.  I thank our panelists for joining us and providing key insights as we work to mitigate the impacts of the virus.”

"I am thankful for Congresswoman Fletcher's Office, the Harris County Office of Emergency Management, The Harris County Medical Society, and The Texas Department of State Health Services for coming together to provide pertinent information and answers to our constituents' questions. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we are all well informed and share information freely amongst all levels of government. I am glad I was able to participate in and facilitate that exchange," said Representative Sarah Davis.

Congresswoman Fletcher and Representative Davis were joined by a panel of experts to help answer constituent questions:

  • Stephanie Wright, Recovery Specialist at the Harris County Office of Emergency Management
  • Dr. Ronald Walters, President of the Harris County Medical Society
  • Dr. David Gruber, the Associate Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Operations, Border Health, Emergency Preparedness and the Texas Center for Infectious Diseases at the Texas Department of State Health Services

This is Congresswoman Fletcher’s second town hall focused on COVID-19, and her third telephone town hall overall.  She held her first telephone town hall on COVID-19 last week with more than 1,900 constituents participating.  Since being elected to Congress, she has also hosted five community conversations, which serve as “town halls on a topic,” and five general town halls.  Congresswoman Fletcher will continue to hold telephone town halls to connect with the community throughout this unprecedented health emergency.

You can access an audio file of last night’s telephone town hall here.