Month Four, Week Five

Representative Raquel Moore-Green

April 27, 2021

Friends -

Yesterday I had the privilege to support several pieces of public safety legislation. These bills reflect contributions from public safety stakeholders to uphold Oregon’s high standards and strengthen aspects of public safety in the state. They also expand on Oregon’s history of requiring additional hours of training and programs that promote the philosophy of community policing that go far beyond what other states currently have in place.

Work on legislation to address accountability and transparency in public safety began with the first special session in 2020. It continued in each subsequent special session, culminating in the proposals that passed out of the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support and were approved by a majority of lawmakers yesterday, April 26.

Events in 2020 put a tremendous strain on Oregon police and sheriff departments as they deftly navigated the challenge of upholding the public’s right to demonstrate, while protecting the safety and security of communities that experienced routine cases of vandalism.

In other news, it was determined that Oregon will receive a 6th congressional district due yo the overall population growth in the last ten years. This news highlights the importance of equal representation on the House Redistricting Committee which currently has three Republicans and three Democrats.

It is my hope with equal representation on the redistricting committee, our legislative and congressional districts will be drawn in a way that avoids favoring one political party over another. Oregonians can be confident that this sixth congressional district will be drawn according to the rules to give people fair representation.

In the interim if we can be of help to you as you navigate your state government please call or email. My door is always open and my staff, Pam McClain, Lena Prine, and I welcome your participation. As your state representative, I am here to listen, respond, and lead.

All my best,


Raquel Moore-Green
Representative, HD 19 South Salem, Tuner and Aumsville

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1419
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-385, Salem, OR 97301

Interested in getting a Vaccine?  Here is a new resource:

The general population is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and helping to support a safe and efficient vaccine process are larger vaccination events. Safeway/Albertsons is offering vaccine appointments at the Salem Fairgrounds this week. There are many appointments still available and constituents can easily sign up for their first or second dose using their online scheduler: