BEND, OR -- Oregon Congressman Greg Walden announced Tuesday he will hold public town hall meetings in some of the biggest cities in his district, next week. "We’ll be in The Dalles, we’ll be in Hood River, we’ll be in Prineville and Bend, and we’ll be in Medford and Grants Pass," Walden said in a video statement. "These six town halls add to the seven I’ve already done in the Second District this year, bringing to 13, the total. Over the last several years, we’ve done 137 in-person town halls."
The Republican's Bend office has been the site of recent protests from groups calling for a public meeting to discuss his support of healthcare and immigration reform. In his prerecorded statement, Walden acknowledged there is a lot to talk about with constituents. "We look forward to your participation. I’d like to give you a brief update on what we’ve been working on in Washington and across the District; but, mostly to hear from you. I know people have a lot they want to say, given the tumultuous times we’re in and they feel strongly about these issues and I look forward to getting your feedback and hearing you."
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Walden will be in Central Oregon Thursday, April 13. A Prineville town hall begins at 8:30 a.m. at Crook County High School. Then, he'll be at Mountain View High School in Bend at 5 p.m. Congressman Walden will host town halls in Wasco and Hood River counties on April 12, and in Jackson and Josephine counties on April 14. Click HERE for the complete schedule.