Wyden Will Hold Ten Online Town Halls for Oregonians
Live on-line town halls from March 29-April 8 hosted by People’s Town Hall will be for residents of Clackamas, Linn, Lincoln, Tillamook, Hood River, Jefferson, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Josephine and Polk counties
Portland – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today announced he will have live on-line town halls hosted by People’s Town Hall for residents of Clackamas, Linn, Lincoln, Tillamook, Hood River, Jefferson, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Josephine and Polk counties
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 county virtual town halls.
“I very much look forward to resuming the ongoing conversations with Oregonians in communities large and small to hear residents’ priorities with the new Biden administration and Senate in its first weeks with the American Rescue Plan and more,” 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 throughout our state.”
The virtual town hall schedule is as follows:
- Clackamas County, Noon, Monday, March 29 link to watch
- Linn County, 3 pm, Thursday, April 1 link to watch
- Lincoln County, 10:30 am, Friday, April 2 link to watch
- Tillamook County, 3 pm, Friday, April 2 link to watch
- Hood River County, 12:30 pm, Saturday, April 3 link to watch
- Jefferson County, 10:30 am, Monday, April 5 link to watch
- Deschutes County, 5:30 pm, Monday, April 5 link to watch
- Klamath and Lake counties, 2 pm, Tuesday, April 6 link to watch
- Josephine County, 1 pm, Wednesday, April 7 link to watch
- Polk County, 2 pm, Thursday, April 8 link to watch
For Oregonians in all those counties who want to submit questions for Senator Wyden, here’s the link.
"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 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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