Merkley Announces In-Person Town Halls for Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine Counties

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today town halls will be held in Douglas County on Saturday, March 2 and Jackson and Josephine counties on Sunday, March 3. The three events will kick start Merkley’s 2024 town hall tour of Oregon, where he will hold community conversations for each of the state’s 36 counties.  

“I hold a town hall for every Oregon county, every year because there is simply no substitute to hearing directly from folks about the ideas and priorities that matter most to them and their communities. Oregonians’ thoughts help shape my work in Congress, including positions on policies, ideas for bills, and strategies for securing resources for every corner of our state,” Merkley said. 

“Over the course of the more than 540 town halls I’ve held since Oregonians sent me to the Senate, I’ve seen how these events provide respectful, safe spaces for people to express their unique points of view during these often-divisive times. We all benefit significantly when we leave our comfort zone and open ourselves up to new ways of looking at issues—me included. 

“I am thrilled to hit the road to meet with Oregonians from all walks of life in their communities.” 

Since taking office in 2009, Senator Merkley has kept his promise to hold an open town hall for each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. His upcoming town hall conversations are as follows, with additional details to be sent to local media ahead of each event: 

Saturday, March 2:

Douglas County Town Hall

Time: 5:30 p.m. PT

Location: Umpqua Community College – Southern Oregon Wine Institute – Main Hall, Second Floor

1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470

Sunday, March 3:

Jackson County Town Hall

Time: 12:30 p.m. PT

Location: Ashland High School – Gym

201 S Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520

Josephine County Town Hall

Time: 3:30 p.m. PT

Location: Rogue Community College – Redwood Campus – Cafeteria/Student Center

3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527