Town Square

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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: Town Hall with U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal
Town Square: Town Hall with U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal

U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) holds a town hall at the University of Washington where she discusses her work in Congress and takes questions from members of the community in attendance. This town hall occurs at a significant time for the U.S. House of Representatives, which is currently considering legislation to protect Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS)/Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients and continuing investigations into President Trump's ongoing obstruction of justice. Recently, the House passed the Equality Act -- landmark civil rights legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people -- as well as two sensible gun reform bills to expand background checks and close the Charleston loophole.