April 23, 2021

Wyden Will Hold Three Online Town Halls for Oregonians

Live on-line town halls from May 1-2 hosted by People’s Town Hall will be for residents of Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wasco 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 Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wasco 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.

“The ‘Oregon Way’ is all about conversations with Oregonians statewide and while precautions require a temporary hold on in-person town halls, I’m eager to throw open the digital doors of democracy to residents of Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wasco counties,” Wyden said. “Big thanks to People’s Town Hall for helping these discussions to continue online with Oregon communities large and small to hear directly from Oregonians about their priorities and to answer their questions.”

The virtual town hall schedule is as follows: 

·           Morrow County, 3 pm, Saturday, May 1 link to watch

·           Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties, 11:30 am, Sunday, May 2 link to watch

·           Wasco County, 3:30 pm, Sunday, May 2 link to watch

For Oregonians in 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."