Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19)
December 21, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, December 19, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) held his 50th town hall, this one on Facebook Live. The Congressman opened the event on Saturday morning with an update on the current status of COVID-19 relief negotiations and his work at the federal level to advocate for our small businesses and rural communities. After his introductory remarks, Rep. Delgado answered questions submitted in the comments on a range of topics including specifics about COVID-19 relief, the urgent need to address climate change, his efforts in Congress to support veterans, and vaccine distribution.
Click here to watch the video of Rep. Delgado’s 50th town hall.
“From my first days in office, I have made town halls a central part of my work to be everywhere in this sprawling district and connect with folks across all eleven counties. As we reach the closing days of the 116th Congress, it is critically important that I hear from folks on the ground, doing the work in our communities and provide an update on the status of federal relief. I am grateful to every single person who tuned into my 50th town hall on Saturday. I will continue to find safe and socially distanced ways to show up for our community, and look forward to many more town halls in my next term,” said Rep. Delgado.
Throughout his first term, Rep. Delgado has held 50 town halls, including 35 in-person events, – with three in all eleven counties of NY-19 – and 15 virtual town halls during the COVID-19 pandemic to remain accessible to the district while respecting social distancing measures.