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Jefferson County residents invited to submit online questions to the U.S. senator

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and People's Town Hall will host a live online town hall for Jefferson County residents at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5.

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. After the pandemic in March 2020 required Wyden's town halls to go virtual, he has continued to hold regional and county virtual town halls.

"I very much look forward to resuming the ongoing conversations with Oregonians in communities large and small to hear residents' priorities with the new Biden administration and Senate in its first weeks with the American Rescue Plan and more," Wyden said. "While precautions require a temporary hold on in-person town halls, I thank People's Town Hall for helping these 'Oregon Way' discussions to continue online for Oregonians living and working throughout our state."

Between March 29 and April 8, Wyden will host live online town halls for residents of Clackamas, Linn, Lincoln, Tillamook, Hood River, Jefferson, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Josephine and Polk counties.

"Town halls are essential to our democracy," said Nathan Williams of People's Town Hall, a virtual town hall series from the founders of Town Hall Project. "But during this global pandemic, we strongly encourage all lawmakers adhere to current health guidelines — including holding town halls virtually as long as necessary for public safety."

"People's Town Hall invites all of Senator Wyden's constituents to this town hall — all parties welcome, no issue off limits." Williams said. "We expect another substantive, vigorous discussion of the issues that matter most to Oregonians."

View the Jefferson County town hall online at https://www.facebook.com/events/724982858130301/.

Oregonians in all those counties who want to submit questions for Wyden may visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFKAPSHvntYZDREE8cCJiiP3KEhHaAwNNv2r1zEwq6BxYDXQ/viewform.


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