PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's U.S. Senator Ron Wyden plans to hold virtual town halls for residents of both Jackson and Douglas counties later this month, the lawmaker's office announced on Thursday.
A series of online meetings are being hosted by the Town Hall Project for Multnomah, Marion, Douglas, and Jackson counties this month. The latter two will both be held on February 20.
Wyden's office says that they have postponed in-person town halls until public health COVID-19 guidelines allow for them, and the Senator has been holding virtual meetings since the pandemic began.
“A fresh start with a new administration and Senate still in its first weeks makes it especially important to hear directly now from Oregonians about their thoughts and priorities going forward,” Wyden said. “While COVID-19 health precautions require a temporary hold on in-person town halls, I appreciate Town Hall Project for allowing these conversations to continue online throughout our state. Listening to Oregonians is essential to doing my job and a key piece of the ‘Oregon Way’ that focuses on finding solutions to tough challenges.”
People who have questions for the Senator to be addressed at the upcoming town halls can submit them here.
Wyden's office says that he has held 970 in-person town halls to date, with the pledge of holding at least one per year in each of Oregon's 36 counties.