Congresswoman Beatty Hosts Telephone Town Hall
On Thursday, June 20th, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) held a telephone town hall which was also streamed live on her Facebook, Instagram and Congressional website—with more than 6,000 Central Ohioans joining in on the call. Topics included: healthcare, the gun violence epidemic, veterans’ issues, education, criminal justice reform, Social Security, the economy, jobs, and trade. This telephone town hall provided constituents the unique opportunity to connect with members of Beatty’s lead staff team because of a change in the congressional calendar that kept Beatty on the House floor for the first portion of the event.
In addition to discussing the critical issues facing Central Ohio, the State and our nation, Beatty and her staff updated participants on their work “For the People.” Since the 113th Congress, Beatty has authored 70 pieces of legislation and cosponsored nearly 1,400 bills. She has had several bills become law, including most recently the Human Trafficking Accountability Act. Moreover, she has helped secure tens of millions of federal dollars for important district projects and priorities and recouped more than $3.0 million owed to constituents of Ohio’s Third Congressional District.
During her time in Congress, Beatty has made it a priority to engage with Central Ohioans by holding numerous community-based and in-person events, as well as hosting telephone town halls when she is working in Washington, D.C. “Whether in the nation’s capital. or back home in Central Ohio, I am always working for you and committed to making a real difference ‘For the People,’” Beatty said. “I look forward to continuing these important discussions with all of you, so please do not hesitate to contact me or my office—my door is always open.”
To watch an archived recording of the June 20th telephone town hall, please visit Beatty’s official YouTube page.
Also, on hand for the telephone town hall was a group of students from The Ohio State University’s Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) and interns from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, as well as Beatty’s D.C. interns Liz Brett and Joshua Duffy-Cooper, who were in the audience to learn and see firsthand the inner-workings of Congress and the federal government.