Wyden Will Hold Online Clatsop County Town Hall on March 13
Portland – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today announced he will have a live on-line town hall for Clatsop County residents beginning at noon on Saturday, March 13 hosted by People’s Town Hall.
Wyden has held 970 in-person town halls statewide in fulfillment of his pledge to hold at least one town hall each year in each of Oregon’s 36 counties. Wyden has postponed in-person town halls until there are clear-cut public health guidelines that a large open-to-all public meeting poses no unusual health risk for Oregonians. After the pandemic in March 2020 required Wyden’s town halls to go virtual, he has continued to hold regional and statewide virtual town halls.
“I very much look forward to resuming the conversation with Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside, Gearhart, Cannon Beach and all of Clatsop County to hear residents’ priorities with the new Biden administration and Senate in its first weeks,” Wyden said. “While precautions require a temporary hold on in-person town halls, I thank People’s Town Hall for helping these ‘Oregon Way’ discussions to continue online for Oregonians living and working on the North Coast.”
"Town halls are essential to our democracy,” said Nathan Williams of People's Town Hall, a virtual town hall series from the founders of Town Hall Project. “But during this global pandemic, we strongly encourage all lawmakers adhere to current health guidelines -- including holding town halls virtually as long as necessary for public safety."
“People's Town Hall invites all of Senator Wyden's constituents in Clatsop County to this town hall -- all parties welcome, no issue off limits.” Williams said. “We expect another substantive, vigorous discussion of the issues that matter most to Oregonians."
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