Ted Celebrates The Fourth in Southern Oregon

Governor Kulongoski joined the citizens of Ashland in celebrating our nation's founding. Together with US Senator Ron Wyden, State Senator Alan Bates, State Rep. Peter Buckley, and Ashland Mayor John Morrison, Ted marched in the community's annual parade.

Afterwards, the Governor and Senator Wyden met with seniors at Ashland's Mountain View Retirement Residence to discuss their plans to make health care more affordable and accessible to all Oregonians, including lowering the price of prescription drugs and ensuring every child in Oregon has access to care.

"The access issue is the one were trying to address with the Healthy Kids Initiative, which is to see that every kid in Oregon from prenatal to 19 has access to affordable healthcare," Kulongoski said.

Ted spent the evening in Canyonville, where he was the guest speaker at the Cow Creek Bank of Umpqua Tribe of Indians's 7th Annual Independence Day Dinner honoring veterans.

"My most important thank-you goes to our veterans and their families," the Governor said after applauding the Cow Creeks for hosting the event. "It is your sacrifice that we salute today as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence."

Posted on July 11, 2006
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