Merkley and Schrader to Hold Joint Town Hall in Newport

Congressman Kurt Schrader, center, and Senator Jeff Merkley, to right of Schrader, are pictured with the Newport Fishermen’s Wives.

Congressman Kurt Schrader, center, and Senator Jeff Merkley, to right of Schrader, are pictured with the Newport Fishermen’s Wives.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Congressman Kurt Schrader will hold a joint town hall in Lincoln County Tuesday, Feb. 17.

They will update constituents on their work in Washington, D.C. and answer questions and invite suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America.

“There are huge issues facing Oregonians and the best way for me to effectively advocate for Oregon’s families and businesses is by getting out on the road and holding a town hall in every county, every year to hear directly from Oregonians,” Merkley said. “I invite all residents of Lincoln County to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and nation.”

“These meetings are a chance for us to visit, talk about what’s been going on in Washington, and find out ways that we can be helpful to you,” Schrader said.

The Town Hall will start at 2 p.m. in room 124 at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 SE Avery St.

In 2008, Merkley pledged to hold town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. He upheld his pledge during his first term. Lincoln County will be his 218th town halls as a U.S. Senator.

http://lincolncountydispatch.com/index.php/news/item/4181-merkley-and-schrader-to-hold-joint-town-hall-in-newport

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