Rep. Suzanne Bonamici to hold Town Halls

Article date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Article category: 
Oregon Issues
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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici has announced that she will soon hold a series of town hall meetings across Oregon’s First Congressional District.

A town hall meeting is an excellent opportunity to ask a specific question about illegal immigration and plans to fix the problem.

Here is the schedule of Rep. Bonamici’s Town Halls. If you have questions about them, call 503-326-2901, her Portland OR office number.

Some background on Rep. Bonamici’s record is included below the schedule.

Please remember to be polite in speaking to the Congresswoman but persistent also. Let OFIR know if you attend a town hall meeting and tell us what happens. It's time to get involved!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Beaverton City Hall, Council Chambers
4755 SW Griffith Drive
Beaverton, OR

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Newberg Public Safety Building
401 E 3rd Street
Newberg, OR

Thursday, February 23, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tigard City Hall
13125 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR

Saturday, February 25, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hillsboro Library, Main Branch
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
Hillsboro, OR

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rainier Senior Center
48 W 7th Street
Rainier, OR

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Clatsop Community College, Performance Arts Center
588 16th Street
Astoria, OR

Rep. Bonamici said in a campaign debate on Jan. 6, 2012, that she supports comprehensive immigration reform, which means amnesty for illegal aliens. Also she stated that she opposes state laws such as Arizona’s, which attempt to protect citizens from uncontrolled immigration while the federal government is failing in its duty. In a Dec. 6, 2011 debate, she called the E-Verify program "notoriously unreliable" when it has been proven the program is 99% accurate.

While she was in the Oregon Legislature in 2008, she voted to continue giving Oregon driver licenses to illegal aliens when she voted against SB 1080 to require proof of legal status to obtain a driver license. And in 2011, she voted for the bill to grant in-state tuition to illegal aliens, SB 742.

Like all other politicians, Rep. Bonamici talks about creating jobs.  You might ask her if she believes that American citizens should get the jobs.