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Senator Jeff Merkley announces string of upcoming town hall meetings

The U.S. Senator will hold 12 town halls across southern and central Oregon next month.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 5:04 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — One of Oregon's U.S. senators will be touring the southern and central areas of the state next month, holding town hall meetings with constituents. Senator Jeff Merkley begins the series right after New Years on January 2 in Douglas County.

“Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job,” Merkley said. “From tackling Sudden Oak Death, to big investments in rural broadband, to making sure small ports get dredged, the ideas and priorities I hear about in town halls wind up as the solutions I fight to get into federal law. I look forward to these discussions about how we can strengthen our state and our nation.”

Merkley's office said that he will be updating constituents on his latest work in Washington, D.C., in addition to answering questions and taking suggestions about how to handle the challenges facing Oregon and the nation.

Most recently Merkley and his counterpart Senator Ron Wyden have celebrated a number of priorities they championed finding their way into the spending $1.4 trillion spending bill now before President Trump — including $2.17 billion slated to combat unaffordable rent pricing and homelessness.

Merkley said that he has held a town hall in each of Oregon's 36 counties every year since he was first elected in 2009. During this tour of the state, he'll have reached 400 town halls.

A schedule of his upcoming local town halls may be found below.


Douglas County Town Hall

  • Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at 10 a.m.
  • Sutherlin High School (gym): 500 E. Fourth Ave., Sutherlin, OR 97479

Coos County Town Hall

  • Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at 2 p.m.
  • Coquille Community Center (small auditorium): 115 N. Birch St., Coquille, OR 97423

Curry County Town Hall

  • Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Port Orford Community Hall: 419 Eleventh St., Port Orford, OR 97465

Josephine County Town Hall

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Rogue Community College (gym): 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, OR 97527

Jackson County Town Hall

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at Noon
  • Southern Oregon University (Rogue River Room): 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

Klamath County Town Hall

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 4 p.m.
  • Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union (Mazama-Scott Room): 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 68503

Reported Deaths: 867
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Multnomah15561230
Washington940198
Marion8650135
Clackamas568777
Umatilla421248
Lane405040
Jackson357925
Malheur234942
Deschutes207414
Yamhill161516
Linn131019
Polk114015
Douglas88217
Jefferson79811
Union7463
Klamath7454
Benton7447
Morrow6357
Lincoln60014
Wasco49719
Josephine4824
Columbia4573
Coos4061
Hood River3751
Clatsop3450
Baker2703
Crook2086
Grant1301
Curry1202
Tillamook1150
Lake1131
Harney901
Wallowa703
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1171802

Reported Deaths: 19025
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3832757580
San Bernardino884691129
Riverside850771434
San Diego75307988
Orange731521559
Kern39990448
Fresno37349477
Sacramento35739566
Santa Clara32454476
Alameda28378502
San Joaquin25675502
Contra Costa23381260
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20550308
Ventura18914175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco15053160
Monterey14695116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11846157
Merced11537179
Santa Barbara11205135
Kings1044087
Solano1003681
Marin7628129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo595635
Shasta460147
Yolo456174
Santa Cruz420228
Butte385359
Sutter314415
Napa294517
El Dorado21544
Yuba198110
San Benito181316
Lassen17733
Tehama158725
Mendocino148522
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Glenn8918
Lake88619
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Colusa6946
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