Western Oregon University Welcomes Two Former U.S. Reps. to Share the Value and Impact of Public Service

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Former Congress members Nick Lampson (Democrat; Texas 9th district) and Rod Chandler (Republican; Washington 45th district) will visit Western Oregon University (WOU) for a series of events Feb. 10-12 focused on sharing how the U.S. Congress functions, promoting bipartisanship and discussing the value of careers in public service.

A Congress to Campus Public Forum will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room on WOU’s campus at 345 Monmouth Ave. N. The event is free and open to the public and parking is free during the event. For those who cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed at wou.edu/livestream. The public is also welcome to attend a public service panel from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center, room 105 and a public service career “meet and greet” from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the WUC Pacific Room. Both of these events are free as well.

This visit is part of the Congress to Campus program and is sponsored by WOU’s Politics, Policy and Administration department. For more than three decades, the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC), has created bipartisan, two-person teams of former Members of Congress, who are dispatched to colleges and universities all over our country and all over the world. Congress to Campus has visited more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, touching the lives of tens of thousands of students.

About the Association of Former Members of Congress

FMC is a bipartisan, nonprofit, voluntary alliance of former Members of Congress, standing for America’s Constitutional system.  FMC seeks to deepen the understanding of our democratic system, domestically and internationally, and to engage the citizenry through civic education about Congress and public service.

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