9/22/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

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Representative Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Capitol Pics

Redistricting Updates

The goal was to show up on Monday for a two day Special Session to address redistricting a legislative and congressional map in Oregon derived from the census information. The bipartisan/bicameral committee received nearly 2000 pieces of testimony and held 22 hearings. The Senate Chamber finished in one day. After many delays for various reasons, the House has been sent home until Saturday. Legislative Days have been cancelled this week. Yesterday, a COVID case was revealed and there was close contact (not with me) among colleagues. If we are not able to complete our work and the Governor does not sign off by Monday, the congressional maps would go to the courts to determine and the legislative maps would go to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan to determine. There will be more to follow. You can watch Saturday's House floor session at 9:00am here

Links to the maps under consideration:

Read more information about the redistricting process here.

Below is a zoomed in look at the proposal for House District 30.


COVID-19 Updates

Latest COVID-19 Modeling Report

From the Oregon Health Authority

Our latest COVID-19 modeling report, released Friday, shows a projected decline in daily cases and hospitalizations through late September (http://ow.ly/fAS650GccZ6).

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .79 on Sept. 1, projecting a decline in the estimated growth of new cases and hospitalizations over last week’s modeling scenario.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 280 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 830 daily cases and 41 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Sept. 22 and Oct. 5.

The modeling report labeled that projection “optimistic” because the projection was based on the lowest point of transmission.

The report proposed an alternative scenario factoring in assumptions around the impacts of reopening schools and many public events scheduled during the next month. In that scenario, new cases are estimated at 350 per 100,000 people or an average of 1,060 daily cases and 51 hospitalizations over the same period.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks when in indoor public spaces and when outdoors among crowds.

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Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Washington County

From Washington County Health & Human Services

Washington County's Mobile Vaccine Team: Our mobile team is traveling the county to make it easier for people to get the vaccine close to where they live, shop or hang out. We add new locations regularly, so there's a good chance we'll be in your neighborhood soon. Find the schedule here

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

Beaverton Resource Center: Most Fridays from July 16 through September 24. See the flier for exact dates and times. Pfizer for ages 12 and older. Located at 13565 SW Walker Road.

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!

Still have questions or need language assistance? Call our HelpLine at 1-833-907-3520.

Legislative Updates

Senate Bill 575 Update

From Youth, Rights & Justice

Youth, Rights & Justice is proud to announce the creation of our Expunction Clinic. This online clinic will focus on increasing access to expungement for individuals with juvenile records. This is a free service currently for individuals with records in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. 

For many individuals, a juvenile record can cause the loss of future employment and educational opportunities, or an inability to obtain housing or to enlist in the military service. In Oregon, when youth have contact with law enforcement or the juvenile court, paper and electronic records are created. Information in these records is publicly available. Expunction, or expungement, is the process of sealing or destroying those records. For individuals seeking a clean slate and a fresh start, access to expunction is vital. 

The expunction process in Oregon is complicated and can be difficult. YRJ is thrilled to offer assistance to members of our community who are seeking to have their juvenile records destroyed or sealed. Combined with the passage of SB 575, which automates the process of expunction in limited cases for some individuals and provides early access to court appointed attorneys, we are hopeful that many people in our communities will gain the fresh start that is so needed for their success and the success of their families.

Thank you to the Justice Action Network for their generous support in founding this clinic. Learn more about their work at justiceactionnetwork.org

Help us spread the word about our clinic! Share this post or our Expunction Clinic Flyer .

Employment Updates

Back To Work Update

From the Oregon Employment Department

The Employment Department continues focusing on helping people find jobs or new careers and assisting employers in finding talented workers. We launched our Back To Work Campaign last Friday in partnership with WorkSource Oregon.

WorkSource Oregon and partners are coordinating job fairs and hiring events across Oregon in 24 locations. Scavenger hunts, job fairs, drive thru and virtual hiring events, and even a ‘Large Business Extravaganza’.

People can find out what events are happening in their area by contacting their local WorkSource center or at WorkSourceOregon.org. All events will follow the state and CDC guidance to make sure everyone is safe during these events. To ensure the safety of our visitors and employees and prevent further spread of COVID-19, all customers and employees must wear masks.

Employment Department employees have a deep well of experience helping people find work during and after a recession, and the dedicated and knowledgeable employees can help people find the right job or training. Additional hiring events are scheduled throughout September and the rest of the year.

Intel is Hiring in Hillsboro


From Intel

This year, our CEO announced IDM 2.0, Intel’s growth strategy with a renewed focus on manufacturing, innovation and product leadership. We are growing—and there has never been a more exciting time to be in the manufacturing and semiconductor industries in Oregon!

We are hiring Manufacturing technicians for our Hillsboro location. Intel’s technicians work in state-of-the-art facilities and use some of the world’s most advanced equipment to create the next generation of products.

Intel knows that when our employees are happy, our business thrives. That’s why we offer a rich package that includes paid sabbaticals, tuition reimbursement, paid family leave, compressed work week and more.

Please forward this through your network to anyone who might be interested, and connect with us to lean more through follow-up information sessions.

  • Learn about the latest expansion in Oregon here.
  • Apply here.
  • Link to join Information Sessions: Sept 18 & 25 | 11a -12p

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. First introduced in 1968, this month is set aside to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of the U.S. LatinX and Hispanic communities. Read more information and history on National Hispanic Heritage Month here.

Trimet Celebrates Hispanic Heritage


Trimet has recently revealed a new bus wrap celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Leaders. Read more about the inspiration and leaders chosen for this project here. Click on the photo below to watch the making of the bus wrap.


From the Library

Visit Washington County Cooperative Library Services to find books for both kids and adults to read and learn more about Hispanic culture and history.

Drive-In Movie Night

Drive In

Celebrating Hispanic Roots Tasting

  • Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard. 22070 NE Ridge Rd.Gaston, OR 97119

A small group of Oregon winery owners and winemakers who share a Hispanic background have come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, 2021 to share our stories, display the diversity of the Hispanic cultures which span most of Latin America and Spain, and as small business owners give back to the Spanish-speaking community in Oregon.

Community Outreach

Hillsboro Community Survey on Homelessness

City of Hillsboro

From the City of Hillsboro

As the number of persons experiencing homelessness grows, the need for increased resources is clear. We are seeking input to guide the community process around siting of locations for shelters or overnight camping locations. This survey is just the first step to wider community engagement on this topic.

Link to survey.

Washington County Sheriff's Office: Community Survey for ESPD

Community members who live or work in the Washington County Sheriff's Office's Enhanced Sheriff's Office Patrol District (ESPD) are invited to provide feedback on public safety services. ESPD community members can participate in a digital survey in addition to attending an upcoming virtual listening session. Digital Survey.

Sheriff Pat Garrett and Undersheriff John Koch will present an overview of the services provided within the ESPD and details on the upcoming 2022 levy. During these listening sessions, ESPD community members are invited to share their opinions for public safety within ESPD.

Listening session dates:

Community members can check if they reside or if their place of business is located within ESPD at bit.ly/WCSO_Patrols.

If you would like to submit questions to be answered during the listening session, please send them to PublicAffairs@co.washington.or.us.

Washington County Civic Leaders Program

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Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

On Monday at the Capitol, we honored the life of Representative Gary Leif who served his constituents well for several years, first as a Douglas County Commissioner and then as the State Representative for House District 2. I had the pleasure of working very closely with Representative Leif on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety. Gary loved serving his community. He deeply appreciated and valued the Oregon State Police. He supported children involved with CASA, people experiencing homelessness and those impacted by food insecurity in his community. I knew him to be an honorable statesman and just a good human. I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. ❤

Rep Leif


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