Valadao town hall

Constituents crowded the Hanford office of Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, in March for a chance to meet one-on-one with the congressman and voice their concerns.

HANFORD — With no town halls planned from Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford), the community is organizing one of its own.

Residents of Valadao’s district are set to join together for a town hall on health care, immigration, jobs and water access. The constituents have invited Valadao to address the community and respond to their questions and concerns.

The constituent-organized town hall is set to take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 560 S. Douty St.

“By voting to remove the Affordable Healthcare Act, Congressman Valadao put many of his own constituents at risk of losing access to quality health care,” Samuel Molina, state director of Mi Familia Vota, said in a released statement. “He cannot shy away from this vote. Working families deserve to know where he stands on further cuts to our health care and to discuss the impacts of his decisions to our community."

Valadao supported the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which would have cut or eliminated health care to the over 400,000 people in his district that rely on Medi-Cal.

Representatives from Health Access California, CHIRLA, UFW Foundation, Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings County Central Labor Council, Central Valley Partnership, SEIU 2015, Mi Familia Vota, Planned Parenthood, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Indivisible and the #Fight4OurHealth coalition will be in attendance.

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