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TODAY 6:30PM: Rep. Linda Sanchez, Asmb. Sharon Quirk-Silva Join Activists in Holding “Empty Chair Town Hall” in Rep. Ed Royce’s District

TODAY 6:30PM: Rep. Linda Sanchez, Asmb. Sharon Quirk-Silva Join Activists in Holding “Empty Chair Town Hall” in Rep. Ed Royce’s District

“Empty Chair Town Hall” Action Aims to Hold GOP Members of Congress Accountable for Deceptive Health Care Plan

FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA — Today, August 3rd, Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38) and Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva (CA-65) will join Courage Campaign, Indivisible activists, and constituents in holding “empty chair town hall” actions in Rep. Ed Royce’s district in Fullerton, where constituents will speak out about health care and urge Republican members of the House of Representatives to vote against the bill’s final passage. The town hall, which comes after a similar action earlier this week with Rep. Ted Lieu in Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s district aim to hold Californian GOP members of Congress accountable for the Republican-devised health care plan, which would take away coverage for thousands of Californians

WHO: Representative Linda Sanchez (CA-38); Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (CA-65); Courage Campaign; Indivisible CA-39; Representative Ed Royce (CA-39) has been invited but has not confirmed attendance.
WHEN: Thursday, August 3rd, 6:30 PM PT
WHERE: Fullerton Community Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
LOCAL CONTACT: Mahdi Manjj | (310) 499-6475
Based on data from the Center for American Progress, 41,900 people will lose coverage in the Congressional District 39, and 41,600 people will lose coverage in Congressional District 48 under the GOP health care plan.

“California House Republicans are cowards. Together, they voted to rob 32 million Americans of their health insurance — including more than 5 million people in California — and now they are too afraid to face their constituents,” explained Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign. “This is a democracy. Californians have the right to be heard by their representatives. The constituents of these cowardly politicians will not sit back and allow California Republicans to destroy the American health care system while hiding in anonymity.”


Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, works to unite communities organizing for progressive change, fight the forces of corruption, and hold our representatives to account in order to ensure that California’s elected officials act with courage. Our community of members envision California as a model of progressive, equitable, and truly representative democracy that sets the standard for our country.


Angela Chavez