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Pamplin Media Group provides stage for event kicking off first of 10-part series for Oregonians to weigh in on issues over next two weeks.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden hosts a virtual town hall at Pamplin Media Group's Washington County offices in January 2021. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will visit virtually with Clackamas County residents for a town hall at noon on Monday, March 29. The meeting is the first in a series of 10 events scheduled in Oregon counties over the next two weeks.

Wyden plans to set up his laptop for the town hall from Pamplin Media Group's offices near Milwaukie, which has a large conference room that will allow for some in-person questions from reporters with appropriate physical distancing.

The virtual town halls have been scheduled in an effort to fulfill Wyden's pledge to hold at least one town hall in each of Oregon's 36 counties each year.

According to Wyden's press office, the senator 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 thanks to a partnership with nonprofit organization People's Town Hall to host discussions with Oregonians.

So far in 2021, Wyden has met virtually with residents in Gilliam, Grant, Sherman, Lane, Coos, Curry and Washington counties.

"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."

Clackamas County residents wishing to participate in the town hall can register via this form. The meeting will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

Questions regarding the virtual town hall can be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wyden's virtual town hall scehdule:

  • Clackamas County, Noon, Monday, March 29
  • Linn County, 3 pm, Thursday, April 1
  • Lincoln County, 10:30 am, Friday, April 2
  • Tillamook County, 3 pm, Friday, April 2
  • Hood River County, 12:30 pm, Saturday, April 3
  • Jefferson County, 10:30 am, Monday, April 5
  • Deschutes County, 5:30 pm, Monday, April 5
  • Klamath and Lake counties, 2 pm, Tuesday, April 6
  • Josephine County, 1 pm, Wednesday, April 7
  • Polk County, 2 pm, Thursday, April 8

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