Senator Zaffirini adapts constituent services

Adapting to the urgency of the coronavirus outbreak and its accompanying economic uncertainty, State Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) and her staff continue to assist Senate District 21 residents using technology tools and
working extended hours.

This includes holding virtual meetings with constituents and state and local leaders; advocating continually for the
interests of the families, businesses and communities they serve; providing timely and accurate information via social media and weekly eNewsletters; helping resolve issues related to state programs and agencies, including unemployment; and responding to telephone calls, correspondence and email from constituents.

The senator is available for virtual appointments and meetings with persons or groups. She and her staff meet virtually at least weekly to collaborate as a team for the benefit of the families they represent.

“Our physical offices may be closed temporarily, but my staff and I are working around-the-clock at our homes, including staffing our office lines 24/7 from our personal cell phones,” she said. “Constituents who need
assistance may contact at us at any hour, including nights and weekends.”

She and her staff may be reached at her Capitol office, 512-463-0121, or at her Laredo office, 956-722-2293, respectively. Constituents also are welcomed to contact her by email via Judith. zaffirini@senate.texas.gov. To receive her weekly, strictly informational, non-political newsletter, simply register at https://senate.texas.gov/member.php?d=21.

“Our goal, first and foremost, is to respond to the needs of the persons we represent,” she said. “We cannot promise we will always succeed, but we will always try.”

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