Jerry Allen for Oregon Senate

Jerry Allen for Oregon Senate – Events


TOWN HALL 6: Education in the Time of COVID (see more)
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30PM

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Jerry spoke with local teachers and parents to discuss how we can safely reopen schools, how to deal with kids who come from families who are taking no precautions at all, how to keep teachers and other staff safe, and how to give students the education they need.

Possibilities: Affordable Housing (see more)
Sunday, September 6, 2020
10:30 am

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At this Unitarian Universalists of Grants Pass Sunday Service, Jerry Allen addressed ways of dealing with the lack of affordable housing that can be a real win for all of us.

TOWN HALL 5: Crisis in Healthcare (see more)
Monday, August 24, 2020
6:00 PM

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Dr. Barbra Villona, international emergency physician, Dr. Kathy Mechling, family practice physician, Dr. Ginger Jaschke, pediatric psychiatrist, and Dr. Margaret Philhower, Naturopathic Physician joined us for this important town hall. Senator Jeff Golden Joined us to discuss the future of the Oregon Health Plan.

In the midst of this pandemic and economic crisis, we have a developing crisis in healthcare. We discussed some of the different dimensions of this crisis, such as access to care, PPE for caregivers, workers’ compensation, stress and burnout for care providers, prevention of trauma for children and other issues.

With the COVID-19 crisis it is more crucial than ever that everyone have access to testing, medical advice and treatment.

Many have lost their jobs and their health care coverage, and we are also facing a Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan funding crisis all across the country.

We are struggling to convince and motivate many in our communities to follow the safety guidelines that have been outlined by local, state and national healthcare professionals.

Another issue we discussed are the dangers that our caregivers face. Some of our hospitals have inadequate PPE for nurses, yet we have heard of some hospitals that have denied worker’s comp claims if nurses contract the virus. I also hear of the access struggles of migrant farm workers. There are many related issues.

TOWN HALL 4: Listening to Youth Voices (see more)
Monday, August 17, 2020
6:30 PM

Jerry engaged a fabulous panel of 5 young activists in a dialogue about our political climate and what is happening in our communities, our state and our country, to learn what issues they think we should focus on.

We want to even more effectively welcome young people into community dialogue. Their voices are important, and we need to bring our young citizens to the table and engage with them!
I deeply enjoyed to listening and hearing what they had to say.

SOCAN Interview (see more)
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now interviewed Jerry about where he stands on climate and environmental issues. Watch it here.

AUGUST 3, 2020
6:00 PM


We are getting down to the wire and there is much outreach to be done.

Please join us as we discuss this, and other volunteer opportunities to amplify my messaging and outreach for the remainder of the campaign. This is a crucial election, and we need your help.

Participants will need to pre-register given the nature of the meeting:
Date: Monday August 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

One priority we have currently is the need to collect 200 valid signatures from registered voters in Oregon State Senate District 2, to get my candidate statement into the Voter Information Pamphlet. Without these signatures, we will have to spend $750 for this to be included in the Voter Information Pamphlet.

The signature petition and instructions can be downloaded from here. Even if you don’t make it to the Zoom meeting, if you live in Senate District 2, please help us by completing this form and submitting to us ASAP. Additional information and instructions are included in the document.

If you aren’t sure what district you live in, visit and enter your address.

I hope you will join me on Zoom this Monday.

If you have any specific questions or suggestions, you can send them in advance to communi*******@**

TOWN HALL 3: Empowering and Supporting Our Caregivers During COVID 19 (see more)
JULY 27, 2020
6:30 PM

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At this event, I spoke with Peter Buckley, about self care and empowering and supporting our caregivers during COVID 19. Peter currently works with Southern Oregon Success, a collective impact initiative for Jackson and Josephine counties, focused on children, families, schools and communities, but he has also been very involved with local and state politics including:

  • State Representative for south Jackson County in the Oregon House of Representatives, 2005 to 2017. House Democratic leadership team in August of 2005
  • Previous Chair of the House Education Committee
  • Previous House Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways & Means (9 years)

TOWN HALL 2: Fire Preparedness (see more)
JULY 27, 2020
6:30 PM

Town Hall 2 - Fire Preparedness
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Jerry was joined by special guest Austin Prince, Operations Chief at Rural Metro Fire to discuss the current fire threat conditions, and how we can best prepare our properties and the community for wildland fires.

TOWN HALL 1: Affordable Housing (see more)
JULY 20, 2020
6:30 PM
Town Hall 1 - Affordable Housing
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Jerry was joined by special guest David Garcia at his first town hall meeting. They talked about affordable housing and the quadruple win of housing, building trade jobs, environmental victory of greener built housing!