Willamette Women Democrats announced it will hold its second Summer Salon July 9 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. The group will be hosting Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici from the 1st Congressional District and Congressman Kurt Schrader from the 5th Congressional District.
Bonamici was first elected in February 2012. Her district includes most of Portland west of the Willamette River, as well as all of Yamhill, Columbia, Clatsop and Washington counties. She serves on the Education and Labor Committee and is chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, as well as the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the House Oceans Caucus (of which she is co-chair). Prior to her election to Congress, Bonamici served in both the Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate, where she co-chaired the Joint Committee of Redistricting.
Schrader has served in Congress since 2009. His district includes all of Marion, Polk, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties, the majority of Clackamas County and small parts of Multnomah & Benton Counties. He serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Health Subcommittee and the Committee for Communications and Technology. He is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, where he is co-chair of the Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Task Force and of the bi-partisan Problem Solvers Caucus. Prior to his election to congress, he served in both the Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate, where he chaired the Joint Ways and Means Committee.
Bonamici and Schrader will share their priorities and approach to the issues currently facing the country. Attendees are urged to bring questions.
To participate in this virtual event, register on the W2D website.
Willamette Women Democrats (W2D) is a local organization established to provide informative programs, promote progressive policies and encourage women to be politically active.
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