Wyden to Hold Virtual Town Hall for Eastern Oregon Counties Today


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden today announced he will have a live on-line town hall on Thursday, June 25 hosted by Town Hall Project for residents of Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Morrow counties.

Anybody wanting to watch that virtual regional town hall beginning at 2 p.m. this afternoon can go to this Facebook link. Video at that link is available as well to people who don’t have a Facebook account. Residents of Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Morrow counties who would like to participate by asking Wyden a question can fill out this form for consideration by Town Hall Project.

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. On April 17, he held a statewide virtual town hall hosted by Town Hall Project. The virtual June 25 town hall hosted by Town Hall Project is the fifth in a series of six regional town halls Wyden is planning for Oregonians throughout the state until in-person town halls can safely resume.

“Hearing directly from Oregonians is always a top priority and that conversation must continue so Oregonians in every part of our state can ask me questions, voice their views and share their priorities about all the challenges facing our state and country,” Wyden said. “The coronavirus public health crisis puts those in-person town halls on a temporary hold, but this virtual town hall with residents channels the best of our state’s ‘Oregon Way’ to figure out solutions that allow these civil conversations to continue.”

“While the virtual format this time with me joining from Washington, D.C., differs, I expect the conversation will be just as robust,” Wyden said. “And I very much look forward to hearing from Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Morrow counties.”


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