Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Hosts Faith Roundtable on Healthcare

July 13, 2017
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) hosted a roundtable for faith leaders from throughout the Inland Empire to discuss current healthcare challenges affecting the community and provide an update on healthcare legislation working its way through Congress.


“The faith community is on the front lines in helping so many people in our community deal with day-to-day, quality of life issues, and few issues are currently more pressing than the state of healthcare,” said Torres.  “Today’s roundtable gave me the opportunity to hear first-hand from community leaders on what they’re seeing and hearing from their constituencies and to share with them what’s been going on in Washington and what it means for our community.”


Attendees from today’s roundtable included representatives from the Islamic Center of Inland Empire, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pilgrim Church of Pomona, San Bernardino Catholic Elementary Schools, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, and the Ephesians New Testament Church of Fontana among others.


“Healthcare isn’t a political issue; it’s a moral one,” continued Torres.  “Getting insights from the faith community on how they view the healthcare system is invaluable as we work in Washington to improve healthcare for all Americans.  Faith leaders are often the ones who counsel people facing heart wrenching health care situations and see a side of the healthcare system that few others see.  I am so appreciative of everyone who took the time out of their day to share their unique perspectives and experiences with me.”


The roundtable took place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ontario.