Los Angeles, CA – This weekend, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) held a town hall event and announced the creation of his Youth Advisory Council, a nonpartisan group for high school students to foster engagement in public service through volunteer opportunities and professional development.
Nearly 200 people attended Congressman Gomez’s town hall at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center in Los Angeles where he answered questions from constituents about gun violence, affordable housing, climate change, holding the current administration accountable, and the numerous bills House Democrats have passed as part of the “For the People” agenda.
“As a member of Congress, there’s nothing I take more seriously than my responsibilities to my constituents, giving them a platform to voice their concerns and taking that feedback back to Washington,” said Congressman Gomez. “I continue to be captivated by the strong activism and civic participation that has come to define those who make up California’s 34th Congressional District, particularly high school students. As Vice-Chair of the Future Forum in Congress, it is my hope that my Youth Advisory Council will create new and unique opportunities for young people to engage with their community and take part in our democracy. I’d like to thank everyone who took time out of their weekend to join me for my town hall and for taking an active role in helping us address the most pressing issues facing Los Angeles.”