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Spanberger Announces Details for Virtual Kids Town Hall to Field COVID-19 Questions from Central Virginia Children

During Friday’s Event, the Congresswoman Will Speak with Local Kids About Altered School Routines, Separation from Friends, and Other Top Coronavirus-Related Topics on the Minds of VA-07 Kids

Henrico, April 28, 2020

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a virtual town hall on Friday, May 1 to listen to and answer questions from Central Virginia children navigating the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The virtual town hall will give the Seventh District’s youngest residents the opportunity to ask questions, discuss their concerns, and engage directly with their representative on issues related to COVID-19, its impact on their lives, and any other issues on their minds.  

“As a parent of three children, I understand the challenges COVID-19 has created for Virginia’s families, and how disruptive, challenging, and confusing this time is for our children. We are all navigating this time of uncertainty and upheaval, and children have their own questions and concerns,” said Spanberger. “This virtual town hall will be an opportunity for me to hear directly from my younger constituents, Central Virginia’s children. I look forward to hearing and answering their questions, discussing what I have been doing to help others during this crisis,  what they have been doing to adjust to the changes in our day-to-day lives, and other issues of interest to them. I hope parents and teachers will encourage their children to join the town hall and participate in this civic discussion.”


1:30 – 2:30pm ET, Friday, May 1, 2020


The virtual town hall will be hosted via Zoom Webinar and will be available to watch on Facebook.

Families who may wish to ask a question directly, via Zoom, should follow this link to register beforehand: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jPNRZgMfSRySHZe98wgAHw. After completing the registration, participants will receive a follow-up email with instructions on joining the virtual town hall.  

Families may also watch the town hall live on Rep. Spanberger’s Facebook page. No registration is required to watch via Facebook.

Friday’s virtual town hall will be Spanberger’s fourth virtual, public town hall since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States. In recent weeks, Spanberger has held virtual town hall events focused on COVID-19’s impacts on Central Virginia students and educators, the resources and aid available to local small businesses, and general tips for staying healthy and protecting loved ones from the spread of the virus. Spanberger has worked together with leaders from the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. House Appropriations Committee, the Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Commonwealth University, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools, and the Virginia Department of Health to provide thorough, up-to-date information to Central Virginia families during this uncertain time.


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