Marion County residents will get a chance to grill U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden at a Monday town hall event. The meeting, which is open to the public, is at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodburn High School Auditorium, 1785 Front St., Woodburn. The Oregon Democratic senator's event is part of a four-day series of seven town halls he's having throughout western Oregon that starts Friday. It's part of a broader effort he's made to have at least one town hall event a year in each of Oregon's 36 counties. MORE: Gov. Kate Brown victory, Hammond pardon top 2018 Oregon stories In a statement, Wyden said: “With the start of a new Congress, it’s important to throw open the doors of government and listen to Oregonians’ ideas for what they want accomplished." Wyden is a seasoned town hall veteran with 913 such events held since he was first elected to the Senate in 1996. His six other Oregon sessions are: Friday: Yamhill County: 1:30 pm, … [Read more...] about Sen. Ron Wyden plans Marion County town hall event Monday in Woodburn
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Activists who have been showing up weekly at Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's offices in North Jersey to pressure him to reject President Donald Trump's agenda filled three buses in North Jersey Wednesday to bring their concerns to Washington. A couple dozen of them got got face time with the veteran Republican congressman, but afterward several said it was not a substitute for the in-person town-hall meetings they want him to hold in the 11th District, which includes much of Frelinghuysen's native Morris County as well as parts of Essex, Passaic and Sussex Counties. "He said he hasn't ruled it out," said Debra Caplan of Montclair. "He said, 'I'll think about it.'" Long considered a safe Republican incumbent, Frelinghuysen has been targeted for defeat next year by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a wing of the national party. A group called NJ 11th for Change has held regular rallies and vigils at his office to highlight issues such as the importance of maintaining … [Read more...] about Activists meet Frelinghuysen, but they still want town hall
Anyone driving down Milwaukee River Parkway in the past couple months may have noticed a small building just south of Glendale City Hall. It may seem unremarkable at first glance, but the building is actually a 146-year-old artifact that harkens back to an era before any of the North Shore suburbs existed. That building was once the town hall for the town of Milwaukee, which spanned the northern half of Milwaukee County. The town of Milwaukee, established in 1838, lost much of its territory with the incorporation of the Wauwatosa and Granville townships in 1840, as well as the incorporation of the city of Milwaukee in 1846. SIGN UP: Get our top suburban Milwaukee news stories sent to your inbox twice a week The 30-by-20-foot town hall building was built in 1872 for $800 on donated land. The structure served as a meeting and voting hall, as well as a social gathering place. Minutes were read in both English and German, according to the city of Glendale … [Read more...] about Relocation of historic Milwaukee Town Hall in Glendale brings local history to the forefront
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to a crowd of hundreds about issues concerning veterans at a town hall Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in San Angelo. “Dealing with the VA, dealing with the federal government, is a maddening experience for many people,” Cruz said before taking questions from Dan Caldwell, executive director for Concerned Veterans for America, which hosted the event at The Heights Church. “I think that’s the most potent tool for improving the quality of care and the speed of care in the VA system, is empowering veterans … to have the ability to go elsewhere,” he said. Cruz said he supports giving veterans the option of receiving care from medical staff outside the VA system, and the recently passed VA Mission Act should expand that ability. Cruz also said he supports legislation that would limit the amount of time VA employees could spend on union-related activity. “VA employees spend over a million hours … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz came to San Angelo for a town hall. Here’s what happened.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke on Friday said he is no closer to deciding whether to run for president in 2020 than he was immediately after the November election. "Though it's now five-plus weeks since the election, I'm no closer to deciding," O'Rourke told reporters after a general town hall at Chapin High School in El Paso, his last as the city's congressman. He later held one for veterans. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Beto O'Rourke hosts final town halls, visits migrant shelter in Juarez F... Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. U.S Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks with Dylan Corbett of Hope Border Institute during a visit to Casa del Imigrante shelter in Juarez Friday. Rudy Gutierrez Fullscreen U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke talks with a migrant mother at Case del Migrante shelter in Juarez Friday. Rudy Gutierrez Fullscreen U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks Friday during his town hall meeting at … [Read more...] about Will Beto run in 2020? Question looms large over O’Rourke’s last El Paso town hall