October News


Representative Raquel Moore-Green

Hello House District 19,

It has been a busy time since my last correspondence with you. We finished September Legislative days on the 18th. It was an interesting 3 day sprint as I attended my first committees as your Representative.


Earlier this month I hosted two “Your District - Your Voice.” These are opportunities for me to meet you and hear directly from you your concerns, thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with me! Two more are schedule for this month. They are:


October 24th from 7:15 – 8:15 AM at the Turnaround Café, 7760 3rd St. SE, Turner

October 28th from 5:45 – 6:45 PM at the Aumsville City Community Center, 555 Main St, Aumsville

Dates and locations for Salem opportunities will be announced soon!


Many of you participated in the electronic survey which was part of the September newsletter. Thank you for taking the time to respond and comment. Here is what I learned:

  • The top three issues considered the most pressing for State government to address are: public safety, PERS, and health care.
  • More than once I was encouraged to “work in a bipartisan manner for ALL the people of Oregon.” That is certainly one of my goals as your representative. HD19 has an interesting mix of political opinions and suburban and rural characteristics. It will take listening and weighing all sides. So thank you for the reminder!
  • The majority of the respondents were from the Salem and just about everyone agreed that electronic newsletters are the best way to receive legislative updates and information.

Again, thank you for taking time to respond.


November is packed once again with Legislative Days, the 18th-20th at which time I will be attending committee meetings, hosting meetings with various interest groups, and fellow members. These bi-monthly days provide an opportunity for the public to be engaged at the Capitol and the business of the people. They help to usher in the 2020 short legislative session which begins February 3 and ends March 8, 2020.


Veterans Day 2019 will be celebrated on Monday, November 11th. This day of celebration and reflection is of great importance to our collective history as well as a time remember and thank those who have served our nation. The Salem Capitol Foundation is hosting A Tribute to Veterans on Friday, November 8 from noon-2 PM in the Capitol Rotunda. The presentation of colors, a choral performance, an exhibit, and a speaker are part of this year’s program. I plan to attend and hope you do as well.


Below is some information pertaining to Veterans services and Medicare Open Enrollment. I hope it is useful.


MediCare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment period for 2020 coverage is coming up soon - October 15 until December 7, 2019. During the annual enrollment period, those Oregonians 65 years+, younger people with disabilities, and individuals with end stage renal disease may be eligible to sign up and find health insurance that meets their needs or make changes to their current Medicare coverage.

Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program provides year-round free, objective, and local counseling to people with Medicare and their families. Some of SHIBA services include explaining how the Medicare program works, assisting with Medicare appeals and complaints, and helping people make informed decisions about their health insurance coverage. To find a SHIBA volunteer in your county: https://healthcare.oregon.gov/shiba/get-help


Free Flu Shots for Veterans

In partnership the VA and Walgreens are providing no-cost quadrivalent flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. Now through March 31, 2020, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 9,600 locations, in addition to their local VA health care facilities. For more information: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Thank you for taking time to read and be engaged with your state government. I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully meeting many of you over the coming months. My door is always open, and my staff, Pam McClain, and I welcome your participation.


All my best,


Representative Raquel Moore-Green
House District 19 South Salem, Turner, and Aumsville

Capitol Office Contact:



900 Court Street NE, H-385, Salem 97301



                     Aumsville Your Voice your Vote


Out and About – where you can find me in District in the near future


October 17th at the Salem Fire Foundation Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 PM, Roth’s West Salem

October 24th at Family Building Blocks Annual Fall Luncheon, noon-1 PM, Salem Convention Center, Salem

October 25th at Salem City Club, noon-1 PM, Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

November 7th at Public Policy Meeting, 7-8:30 AM, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem

November 8th at the Tribute to Veterans, noon-2 PM, Capitol Rotunda, 900 Court St NE, Salem

November 13th at SEDCOR’s Business Luncheon, noon-1:30 PM, Broadway Commons, Salem

November 14th at Expo Negico- the Latino Business Alliance Annual Conference, 8:30-2 PM, CCBI 626 High Street NE, Salem