Rain Doesn’t Dampen LaMalfa Town Hall

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, is no stranger to loud, interruptive constituents, and those who attended Wednesday’s town-hall-style meeting at the MacLaughlin Auditorium at Sequoia Middle School were no exception.

Even so, Parker Williams, LaMalfa’s Communication Director, put the meeting in perspective. “You know, compared to Oroville, Redding was pretty nice.”

A capacity crowd estimated in excess of 600 thundered at times in counterpoint to hot-topic issues related to health care and climate change concerns.

Even though the heavy rains also pounded the Sequoia Middle School auditorium, the first district Congressman stood his ground on stage, fielding passionate comments from two non-stop lines of mostly dissenting opinions and questions.

To watch the complete town hall meeting click on the image below to see A News Cafe’s coverage by Redding film-maker and producer Alan Ernesto Phillips.

Click here to read the report about Wednesday’s town-hall meeting by Antonia Walker and Thalia Chantziara. 

Alan Ernesto Phillips
Alan Ernesto Phillips is a son of Shasta County and proud father of two daughters. He is a Clio and multi-Telly award-winning filmmaker who produced and directed political campaigns for congressmen, senators, governors and one president (Ronald Reagan). His national clients also included Coca-Cola, NIKE, CBS News and NOVA documentaries. He is a former Board Chairman and Public Affairs Officer for the Northern California Hispanic Latino Coalition. Alan currently serves as Director of the 27th District Agricultural Association and as a north state liaison to the Hate Crimes Task Force under the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento.
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9 Responses

  1. A. Jacoby A. Jacoby says:

    Thanks for excellent coverage!

  2. Joanne Snyder Joanne Snyder says:

    Thank you for sharing this excellent film.  I did now watch the whole film today because of time constraints, but I will.   I am so impressed by your film, and by the comments and questions of local people.

  3. Avatar Christine Mitchell says:

    Great coverage. I appreciate this information very much.

  4. Avatar Sheila Barnes says:

    Thank you Alan Ernesto Phillips for your exemplary reporting!


  5. Avatar Denise O says:

    Alan, you looked so professional. Thank you for the great coverage.

  6. Avatar K.Beck says:

    Thank you A News Cafe, Mr. Phillips, and all the citizens who participated in the Town Hall! I could not attend and appreciate the video so I know what happened there.

  7. Avatar Paul Allebach says:

    Thank you so much for the excellent coverage of the Town Hall meeting. You are providing a great opportunity for those who couldn’t attend to view this little chuck of our reality.

  8. Avatar Christian Gardinier says:

    Mr. Phillips,

    Great coverage of this important Town Hall event! Your approach goes beyond a traditional media spin of the event and gives a very real look at local politics in action, letting the community see real-time passion and reaction of the participants to Mr. Lamalfa’s typical Washington politics as usual. The News Cafe and Mr Phillips both demonstrate understanding that this type of extensive coverage is ever important as the 2018 political session draws near. Keep the community informed! Keep up the good work!

  9. Avatar Kelly says:

    CHE excellent! Like everything you do (they forgot to list your “piled higher and deeper, PhD!). Proud of you hermano!