Six Months In, Torres Continues to Expand Community Outreach
ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) capped off her first six months in office with a Congress on Your Corner event at the Rialto Senior Center. In total, she has hosted four Congress on Your Corners throughout the community where she has met with over 200 constituents to discuss issues before Congress and provide assistance on problems individuals may be having with federal government agencies.
“Going into the community to hear straight from my constituents is one of the important parts of my job,” said Torres. “I recognize that not everyone can make it to my Ontario office during the day and that there are issues they want to talk about face-to-face, so I want to do everything I can to make sure the residents of the 35th District feel like their voices are being heard.”
Each of the monthly gatherings consist of one-on-one meetings with the Congresswoman, where attendees can discuss any issue of concern to them, as well as meetings with caseworkers for individuals in need of assistance with federal agencies such as help receiving Social Security benefits, enrolling in the VA medical system, or navigating federal student loan programs.
“I’m determined to make sure my work in Congress reflects the needs of my community,” continued Torres. “In the months ahead, we will not only continue to hold regular Congress on Your Corners but will also be expanding our mobile and Saturday office hours to better accommodate my constituents.”
At her latest event, held at the Rialto Senior Center on July 1st, Torres met with a diverse group of constituents to discuss issues ranging from the need for affordable housing to expanding workforce development programs.
To learn more about upcoming Congress on Your Corners and similar events, individuals should visit the “Events” page on the Congresswoman’s website torres.house.gov/about/events and follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RepNormaTorres for regular updates.