6/16/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

House District 30 Virtual Office Hours

Office Hours

**Note, time change this week due to floor schedule

This Friday, June 18, from 12:30-1:30pm, I will be holding HD 30 Virtual Office Hours. This is an opportunity for fellow House District 30 constituents to join me and the HD 30 team and stop by to ask a question or share a thought. Stay as long, or as little, as you like. We will hold office hours every Friday from 11:00-12:00 to meet with you virtually by Zoom. Use the link below to join.

Join Zoom Meeting

I’ll be in the Capitol on Friday, so I’ll take you on a virtual tour of my office during the chat. Pop in, drop in or stay awhile.

COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine Graphic

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Washington County

From Washington County

Every Oregonian age 12 and up is eligible for a vaccine. Twelve to 14 year-olds must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian or someone designated by the parent. If someone other than a parent or guardian accompanies the 12 to 14-year-old, they will need to provide proof of parental/guardian consent. 

Proof of consent is either:

  • A signed consent form (available in English and Spanish on the All4OR.org site) 
  • A written or typed note that includes the parent/guardians name, relationship to the young adult, their date of birth, a statement saying they consent to young adult being vaccinated and the parent/guardian signature.

Fifteen-year-olds do not need to be accompanied, and do not require parental consent in the state of Oregon. 

Oregon Convention Center (OCC): 

Get your first dose here and receive a $100 Fred Meyer or Safeway giftcard while they last!

This site is giving first dose Johnson and Johnson shots on June 12, 16, and 19 and then it will close.

The site will continue to offer boosters (second doses) of Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12+ through June 19. You can get your booster at the OCC no matter where you received your first dose.

Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment at All4Oregon.org.

OHSU drive-through clinics

Get your first dose here and receive a $100 Fred Meyer or Safeway giftcard while they last!

Hillsboro Stadium and PDX Airport Red Economy Lot: Drive through or schedule an appointment, find out hours of operation, and see what vaccines are being given on OHSU's website

PDX Airport: First and second doses will be given at PDX through June 19, then the site will close.

Hillsboro Stadium: First and second doses will be given through June 25, then the site will close. Those who get first doses at the site in June will be scheduled for a second dose at a Hillsboro Medical Center location.

Local pharmacies: Pharmacies are required to offer second/boost doses to people who received their first dose somewhere else.

Washington County-sponsored community clinics open to public: 

  • June 19: Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave. Walk in from 10-11 a.m. Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (18+). Get your first dose and receive a $25 gift card to Fred Meyer. 

Tektronix/Beaverton: Virginia Garcia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a 2-week, large scale vaccination clinic on the Tektronix campus. The clinic can administer up to 500 vaccinations a day. It will start on Friday, June 18 and run through Friday, July 2. Pfizer and J & J will be available. See Virginia Garcia's website for more details. 

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers: All vaccination events are open to the community, do not require an appointment, and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient. You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. Remember, vaccines are free!

Education Updates

Graduation Ceremonies

This past weekend we saw graduation ceremonies for the high school class of 2021. As vaccinations rates rise and restrictions are eased, many were able to occur in person with safety measures in place. As Hillsboro School District superintendent Mike Scott noted in some of his remarks, as future conversations turn to the hardships of “back in my day” – the class of 2021 will likely have a story that beats them all! These graduates made it through a very challenging final lap. They did it. They can do anything!

I was lucky enough to attend Liberty High School's Graduation and Nickole and Mark in my office were at Century's Graduation. Congratulations to one of my high school interns, Olivia Vargas on her Graduation Day! 

See more photos here: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/graduationphotos


Legislative Updates

Bills That Have Passed the House

This past week I have been proud to carry two bills on the House floor that passed.

  • HB 5026: The budget bill for Board of Parole and Post Prison-Supervision.  The Board works within the criminal justice system to support a safe and just Oregon by protecting citizens’ rights and promoting positive offender change while maintaining accountability.
  • HB 5030:  The budget bill for the Public Defense Services Commission. The Commission provides constitutionally and statutorily-mandated legal representation in court to individuals determined eligible for state-supported legal services because of their inability to pay.

I was also thrilled to have one of my bills that I Chief Sponsored, pass through the House.

  • HB 2378:  Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to establish a competency-based pilot program to assist public post-secondary institutions with expanding competency-based education.

Additionally, these bills that I sponsored have passed through the Senate after successfully passing the House.

  • HB 2330:   Removes the sunset on provisions that allow foreign exchange students residing in a dormitory operated by an Oregon school district, to be considered resident students of the school district in which the dormitory is located.
  • HB 3234:  Requires each school district to provide instruction on organ and tissue donation beginning in the 2025-2026 school year.

HB 3234 was important to me personally. I have a constituent who received a life-saving donor kidney. Clay Lalic will forever be grateful for his donor and their family’s generosity and graciousness. I had a dear friend pass away several years ago that was one of THE most generous people I have ever known and even after her passing, she continued to give to others through the organ donor program. I have indicated on my driver’s license that I will be an organ donor and urge everyone to be informed on the gift you could provide to someone in need. For more information on becoming an organ donor visit here.

Environmental Updates

#WorldRefillDay-Today, June 16th

From Refill.org

World Refill Day is a global public awareness campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste. Together with our planet-protecting partners, and thousands of everyday activists around the world, we’re calling on businesses, brands and governments to choose to reuse and help make single-use plastic a thing of the past.

As a global movement, we have the power to create a wave of change. By choosing to reuse, we’re saving millions of pieces of plastic and sending a message to the rest of the world that the solutions to plastic pollution and the climate crisis are there – and together we can keep our environment, oceans, cities and communities plastic-free for the future.

Watch this video I made to help spread awareness of World Refill Day.

Evacuation Tips: Be Prepared so You are Ready to Go

From the Oregon Health Authority

With wildfires in parts of the state, it's important for everyone to be prepared so you are ready to go. We also want to acknowledge the importance of taking care of your mental health in stressful situations like these. This is especially important if you're still recovering from last year's wildfires. Taking care of your mental health could look like making a self-care plan, getting support in your community or talking with people who care about you. For more mental health resources, visit our Safe+Strong website.

If you must evacuate for any reason, be sure to bring:

  • An emergency food and water supply: https://bit.ly/3bT5G9P
  • An emergency medicine supply: https://bit.ly/2F4ihej.
  • Make a plan to keep medications that need refrigeration cold.
  • Emergency power sources for medical devices and flashlights: https://bit.ly/2FptO7t (don’t forget extra batteries).
  • Safety and personal items, including a face covering and hand sanitizer to protect against COVID. Face coverings do not protect against wildfire smoke.
  •  Important documents, including medical documents, wills, passports and personal identification: https://bit.ly/3k1n0Mn.
  • Reduce smoke in your vehicle by closing your windows and vents and running your car’s air conditioner in recirculate mode to lower air intake from outside and to stay cool.

Check www.tripcheck.com to help plan a safe route.

Evacuation Checklist

Community Outreach

Juneteenth is Saturday, June 19th

Earlier this session, the legislature unanimously passed House Bill 2168 which establishes Juneteenth as a legal state holiday. Oregon's racist history and its Exclusion Laws, that were aimed at keeping Black people out of Oregon, are hard to forget. We must continue to keep informed of our past so that it is never repeated. This bill is a step in the right direction and I was proud to support its passage. It has been signed by the Governor and is now enrolled as law. We can all celebrate Juneteenth and the end of slavery in the United States by reflecting on the day, supporting black-owned businesses, and following the livestream Juneteenth Oregon 2021, Saturday at 1:00pm. 

Watch this video on the History of Juneteenth, or read the following from Juneteenth.com:

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.

Juneteenth Oregon

Summer Reading Program

From Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading has begun! Visit your local WCCLS library’s website to learn how you can join Summer Reading and earn a free book starting June 1.

Shutter Up Photography Class to Support Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy

Shutter Up Photography Class

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman