WASHINGTON - The office of Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Thursday he will hold eight town halls in Oregon over the congressional Fourth of July recess, including one on July 7 in Redmond.
Wyden’s eight town halls July 1-July 8 in Polk, Lincoln, Douglas, Linn, Washington, Deschutes, Lane and Yamhill counties will increase to 54 town halls he has held so far in 2017. Since making his commitment to hold annual town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties, Wyden has held a total of 835 town halls.
The town halls in Polk, Lincoln, Linn and Yamhill counties will be Wyden’s second in 2017 for each of those counties, with this Linn County town hall at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon having a focus on veterans’ concerns.
The town halls in Douglas, Washington and Deschutes counties will be his third this year in each of those counties, with this Washington County town hall co-hosted by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici. And his Lane County town hall will be his fourth in 2017.
“The Fourth of July is an important reminder of how the Founding Fathers wanted a representative democracy where citizens have every opportunity to talk with elected officials,” Wyden said. “It’s clear from the incredible turnout at my 46 town halls so far in 2017 throughout Oregon that people want to participate in our democracy and express their views on issues such as health care.”
Saturday, July 1
POLK COUNTY: 11 am, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde tribal gym, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde
LINCOLN COUNTY: 2:30 pm, Lincoln City Community Center 2150 NE Oar Pl, Lincoln City
Sunday, July 2
DOUGLAS COUNTY: Noon, Reedsport Community Charter School, Pacific Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport
Wednesday, July 5
LINN COUNTY: 2 pm, Veterans town hall at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home, 600 North 5th Street, Lebanon
Thursday, July 6
WASHINGTON COUNTY (co-hosted by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici): 2 pm, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9985 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton
Friday, July 7
DESCHUTES COUNTY: 1 pm, Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond
Saturday, July 8
LANE COUNTY: 11 am, Springfield High School gym, 875 7th Street, Springfield
YAMHILL COUNTY: 3:30 pm, Newberg High School auditorium, 2400 Douglas Ave., Newberg