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Your Guide To L.A. Congressional Town Halls This Month

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Attendees hold signs as U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a town hall style meeting at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center on April 17, 2017. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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We’ve written before about how to visit your elected officials. Now, amidst news of the first DREAMer deportation in California and the Trump administration's threats to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, there's never been a more crucial time to speak up about the issues that matter.

This April’s congressional recess is the perfect opportunity to show up in person and hold your local reps accountable; below, you'll find a roundup of congressional town halls (with some appearances by senators) scheduled to take place in and around the Los Angeles area. If you're not sure who your rep is, or if you're having trouble locating a town hall in your area, visit the Town Hall Project to see a full list of events in your community.

Wednesday, April 19: Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán will hold a town hall in San Pedro. Barragán represents California's 44th District, which is centered in South Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor Region and includes Carson, Compton, Downey, North Long Beach, South Gate and more. The town hall will be located at the Dalmation Club of America, 1639 S. Palos Verdes St, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Rep. Lou Correa will hold a town hall in Santa Ana. Correa represents California's 46th District, which is based in Orange County and includes Anaheim and Santa Ana. The town hall will focus on immigration and will be located at Carr Intermediate School, 2120 W Edinger Ave, at 6 p.m.

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Thursday, April 20: California Senator Dianne Feinstein will hold a town hall in West Adams. The town hall will be located at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, 2270 S Harvard Blvd, at 11 a.m.

Friday, April 21: Senator Kamala Harris will hold a town hall in West Adams. The town hall will be located at Holman United Methodist Church at 3320 West Adams Blvd, at 2:30 p.m.

Rep. Adam Schiff will host a forum on climate change at Caltech. Schiff represents California's 28th District, which covers much of East Los Angeles and includes Atwater Village, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Silver Lake and more. The panel will include professors form UCLA, UC Riverside and the California Institute of Technology, and will be located at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium at 1200 E California Blvd, at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 22: Rep. Brad Sherman will hold a town hall in Reseda. Sherman represents California's 30th District, which covers the San Fernando and Simi Valleys and includes Canoga Park, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, Woodland Hills and more. The town hall will be located at Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge Street, at 2 p.m.

Monday, April 24: Rep. Ted Lieu will hold a town hall in Redondo Beach. Lieu represents California's 33rd District, which covers much of West Los Angeles and includes Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Venice, Santa Monica, Torrance, Fairfax, Manhattan Beach and more. The town hall will be located at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, from 7:00 to 830 p.m.

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We'll update this list as more congressional town halls are (hopefully) added. If you're looking for more ways to participate in local political action, the Resistance Calendar offers a roundup of events, panels, protests and creative ways to get involved around the country.