As people across the country pack fiery "town hall meetings" on health care reform, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, this week announced plans to hold three "telephone town hall meetings" with her constituents in the coming days.
In a press release, Eshoo's office announced Wednesday that the congresswoman "will hold telephone town hall meetings on health care reform on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6:40 p.m., as well as Aug. 24 and two on Aug. 27. To participate … constituents must visit eshoo.house.gov and enter their contact information." Those who sign up will receive a phone call when the meeting begins.
Earlier this week, Eshoo apparently had no plan to hold any meetings on health care. However, she has longstanding plans to host a town hall meeting on the state's high speed rail project in Menlo Park on Aug. 26.
In an electronic newsletter, Eshoo has detailed the health care reform bill drafted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on which she sits. (Energy and Commerce is one of three House committees to draft health care bills.) She has said she plans to offer an amendment that would allow less expensive generic versions of drugs to enter the market.
To learn more about Eshoo's views on health care, go to her Web site and click on "Healthcare Reform."
To find out more about the high speed rail meeting -- scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. -- click on the "Rescheduled High Speed Rail Meeting" announcement.
Her district office also can be reached by calling (650) 323-2984, (831) 335-2020 or (408) 245-2339.
Rep. Eshoo's 14th District stretches from South San Francisco to Watsonville and includes Mountain View.