CBS19: Thousands participate in telephone town hall with Spanberger

CBS19

Thousands of people participated in a telephone town hall with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger.

According to a release, the town hall focused on the effects of the coronavirus on Central Virginia businesses and workers.

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, and the Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam also participated.

Spanberger and these representatives answered questions about the immediate economic impacts of COVID-19 as well as the resources that currently exist to help them.

“During last night’s telephone town hall, I heard from small business owners, self-employed individuals, the recently unemployed, and working families who are feeling the immediate sting of the coronavirus’ impacts on our local economy. Their personal stories and concerns are shared by thousands of others across Central Virginia, and their stories need to be matched by a strong response at all levels of our government,” said Spanberger. “Our small businesses and workers are the foundation of our economy, and we need to put them on the right footing to weather this crisis, keep their operations afloat, and maintain the capital they need to eventually reopen their doors.”

More than 3,400 people tuned in to participate.

To hear the audio recording of the town hall, click here.

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