Per Pandemic Protocols, Senator Wyden Takes His Town Hall Format To The Virtual Realm

Apr 15, 2020

The age of COVID-19 has greatly altered how politicians interact with their constituents.  Hand shaking, baby kissing, and face-to-face chats aren’t within pandemic protocols.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, at a town hall meeting at Lane Community College in February 2017.
Credit Brian Bull / KLCC

Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says now he’ll hold his first-ever virtual town hall this Friday.  He says it’s important to hear how Oregonians are coping with the pandemic, and hopes people participate.

“Oregonians know that I made a pledge to have open to all, town hall meetings in every county.  We’ve had 970 of those.  It is going to be different, and I hope that this is not a regular feature of the way in which you advocate for folks at home.”

The live, online town hall with Senator Wyden is Friday at 10:30 AM.  He especially wants to hear from front-line healthcare workers, people who’ve recently lost their jobs, and those who’ve experienced COVID-19 in their family.  Oregonians who wish to join the event  are asked to fill out this form. And anybody wanting to watch the town hall can go to https://www.facebook.com/TownHallProject/posts/2560590620862367. 

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