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Listening to Oregon's Future

Continuing his long tradition of engaging with young Oregonians, Senator Wyden launched his “Listening to the Future” tour by visiting eleven high schools this past week in Oregon. During the “Listening to the Future” tour, he discussed current events with Oregon high school students. He wanted to hear students’ ideas, hopes, and concerns for themselves and their country- especially in light of the recent funding crisis and government shutdown.

Click on each high school's name for photos from that visit

The first stop was Century High School in Hillsboro where Senator Wyden met with AP government students. As many students were seniors and college-bound, the discussion turned to college affordability and Senator Wyden explained his Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, which would help students make informed choices about their higher education. Senator Wyden continued on to visit classes at Grant High in Portland, Ridgeview High in Redmond, Mountain View High in Bend, South Eugene High in Eugene, Corvallis High in Corvallis, McKay High in Salem, Phoenix High in Phoenix, Ashland High in Ashland, The Dalles-Wahtonka High in The Dalles, and Pendleton High in Pendleton.

In just over a week, Senator Wyden visited eleven high schools and chatted with hundreds of high school students. Through these discussions, it became clear the topics that concerned students the most were jobs and the economy, limiting government surveillance, and college affordability.

It was a privilege to meet and hear from these Oregon students. Using them as an indicator, the future of Oregon and America is in good hands. Congress would do well to learn something from them,” said Senator Wyden of this series of high school visits.

To view all the photos from Senator Wyden's visits, click here.

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