Ron's first town halls of 2017 draw big crowds and strong defense of

Ron held his first town halls of 2017 last weekend, afterward praising the hundreds of Oregonians who toughed it out through snow and ice to attend the community meetings and share their concerns at the start of a new presidential administration and Congress.

Oregonians showed yet again both their grit and their commitment to come together with a focus on finding solutions that reflect our state’s values,” Ron said after the town halls in Marion, Yamhill, Polk, Washington and Columbia counties.

The clear message from both the huge turnout and the passionate views I heard from Oregonians is that there’s real concern heading into the next four years,” he said.

Message received: I am more committed than ever to fighting for the ‘Oregon way’ of finding common ground,” he said, “without sacrificing principles that protect core values such as religious freedom, affordable and accessible health care, civil liberties, immigrant rights, strong schools and a clean environment.

This past weekend’s five town halls increase the number of town halls Ron has held to 786. He pledged when he was first elected to the Senate in 1996 that he would hold an annual town hall in each of Oregon’s 36 counties.

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