SACRAMENTO – As tens of thousands of people have suddenly been affected by job stoppages as a result of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, Senator Steve Glazer will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 8, to provide information on unemployment benefits, medical and family leave, and other programs.
This event, Senator Glazer’s 10th Telephone Town Hall during the Coronavirus crisis, will be available by phone and streamed from Senator Glazer’s web site beginning at 3 p.m.
Joining Senator Glazer will be two lawyers from Legal Aid At Work, a non-profit organization based in the Bay Area that advocates for workers and provides individual counseling for low and middle-income employees.
The guests are: George Warner, a lawyer and fellow at Legal Aid At Work’s Wage Protection Program, and Jenna Gerry, senior staff attorney at Legal Aid At Work.
Listeners may listen to the call live on Senator Glazer’s web site at https://sd07.senate.ca.gov/.
A limited number of call-in lines are also available in a listen-only mode at 877-692-8954. The access code is 6926426 #.
A recording will also be available after the program.
Because of the number of participants, Senator Glazer will only be taking written questions for this conversation. Residents may submit any questions before or during the call to [email protected].
Recordings of Senator Glazer’s first nine Coronavirus Town Halls are already on his website.
The topics are:
- Grocery/Pharmacy Shopping, home delivery and store curbside pick-up (April 2)
- Small Business Relief (March 31)
- Pet Safety (March 24)
- Coping With Stress from the Pandemic (March 22)
- The Unfolding Health Crisis, With Sen. Richard Pan, M.D. (March 19)
- Food and Grocery Supply Chain and Product Shortages (March 17)
- School Shutdowns (March 16)
- Hospital Capacity and Preparedness (March 15)
- The Nature of the Virus and the Public Health Response (March 10).
These town halls are part of Senator Glazer’s effort to use his office to bring residents accurate and up-to-date information from trusted sources. “In these difficult times, I believe that access to reliable information is the best way we can arm ourselves to deal with the health, economic and personal issues that the pandemic has thrust upon us,” Senator Glazer said.
On Senator Glazer’s web site, which his team has redesigned to focus on COVID-19, residents can also find information, links and key documents on the following topics:
- Health, including the text of the Bay Area Stay-at-Home orders.
- Business and Labor issues, including small business grants and loans, unemployment insurance, and paid medical and family leave.
- Education, including the school closures, distance learning and meals available to children even while they are learning from home.
- Food, including information on food banks and delivery of meals to seniors and other vulnerable people.
- Housing, including the latest information on the suspension of evictions
- The Department of Motor Vehicle and its plans to provide services during the shutdown.
- State and local government, with links to the latest actions taken by Gov. Gavin Newsom and Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
“I know that these developments have created great stress on everyone,” Senator Glazer said. “Thank you for taking the time to be as informed as possible so we can keep each other safe.”
Senate District 7 is based in Northern California’s Contra Costa and Alameda counties, encompassing unincorporated areas and the communities of Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Discovery Bay, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Website: https://sd07.senate.ca.gov/