10/13/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

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Representative Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Virtual Community Conversation

Join me for a virtual Community Conversation on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00-11:00am. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions, share your concerns and listen to the conversation. Register to attend here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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COVID-19 Updates

Latest Modeling Report

From the Oregon Health Authority

Our latest modeling report, released Friday, shows a continued decline in COVID-19 daily cases and hospitalizations through mid-October: http://ow.ly/DagL50GoLBW

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at .91 on Sept. 22, which is higher than last week’s projection.

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 425 cases per 100,000 people, or an average of 1,275 daily cases and 78 hospitalizations for the two-week period between Oct. 13 and Oct. 26.

The report also estimated the potential impact from the projected spread of the disease from Sept. 16 through 22, which closely tracks the reported data during that week.

At that rate of transmission, new daily cases and hospitalizations are expected to decline more steeply, with an estimated average of 350 per 100,000 people, projecting an average of 1,050 new cases and 62 hospitalizations through Oct. 26.

The report also indicated that hospitals across the state are seeing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations and COVID-19 intensive care admissions.

The report also noted no increase in high-risk behaviors.

Vaccinations remain the most effective shield against COVID-19. Oregonians should wear masks 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. Get a $50 gift card with your first dose until October 16, or until we run out of gift cards. Find the schedule here

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

Beaverton Resource CenterThis Friday morning clinic will extend into December. All three brands of the vaccine are available as well as Pfizer boosters. Visit Project Access Now's website to make an appointment.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health CentersAll 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.

Professional Development

Earlier this month I attended the CSG West annual conference in Colorado Springs. CSG is the Council of State Governments and they bring together legislators from the western states to collaborate and learn together on a variety of issues. I enjoyed my time there with some of my colleagues from Oregon and meeting with other legislators from around the region. 

Next week, I am fortunate to have been accepted into the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI) in Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity for me to go and learn from top experts in their fields about all things energy. I look forward to spending time learning with fellow legislators from around the country and sharing highlights with you when I return.

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Out and About - Working for House District 30

Agriculture Overtime Meeting with Local Growers

This past week Representative Andrea Salinas visited with Washington County farmers to  hear their concerns, impacts and ideas for potential legislation regarding agriculture overtime. It was a great meeting that included myself, Representative Susan McLain and farmers from House District 29 and 30. A big thank you to Representative Salinas for coming out to listen. I appreciated the honesty and emotion of the night and respectful dialogue. While last session's bill did not pass, you can learn more about this legislation here.

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Lions Vision Screening

On Monday, I was invited to visit Quatama Elementary School in the Hillsboro School District while students were receiving their vision screening by Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation and volunteers from Mrs. Toth's Liberty High School Health Science class. Vision screening looks very different from when I was a volunteer when my kids were in school, but it is just as critical.

25% of children have an undiagnosed vision problem that can significantly impact their ability to succeed in school. Identifying vision issues early and subsequent treatment can dramatically improve student outcomes, includ­ing positively impacting Oregon high school graduation rates. 

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Community Outreach

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am honored to serve as a board member for the Family Justice Center of Washington County and am sharing below how they are standing with survivors to raise awareness and help those experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Visit their website to find out how you can get involved.

Join us and our partners in honoring survivors all month long.

This October we are joining all of Washington County in standing for survivors. We are standing up against violence and abuse. We are standing to say enough is enough. The Family Justice Center is joining our partners at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Domestic Violence Resource Center, Safety Compass, Cares NW, Abuse Recovery Ministry, VOICES, Community Action, the Washington County District Attorney, Washington County Sheriff, all our cities, all our police departments, in speaking up and speaking out about family violence in Washington County. Will you join us?

Click here to learn how we are honoring this month and get involved. You can attend a proclamation, share videos to raise awareness, wear purple, donate home goods, food, and toys, and spread the word the hope lives here at the Family Justice Center. We are standing up to break the silence, and together, we are breaking the cycles of family violence.

Wear Purple: October 21 is Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Get your best piece of purple attire ready to show your support. Be sure to take a selfie and post it to social media using #EndDV.  

Upcoming Project for FJC - The Family Peace Center of Washington County: The Washington County Family Peace Center will co-locate services for both child abuse and domestic violence victims in Washington County and will house the Family Justice Center of Washington County and Cares NW, along with access to other wrap-around services. The project received $6,250,000in lottery bond funds during the legislative session. There will be more information to follow in the coming months.

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Fellow FJC board members Board Chair Judy Willey and Carolyn Ortman

Hillsboro Wishing Tree

Hillsboro Wishing Tree

From Hillsboro Wishing Tree

Wishing trees are traditionally places of refuge and inspiration, where communities can unite in sharing hopes and wishes for the future. The Hillsboro Wishing Tree began in 2019 as an initiative of Hillsboro Downtown Together, a collaboration between the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, City of Hillsboro, and Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, working to develop programs that foster a thriving economy and vibrant life in Downtown Hillsboro.

Visit the weeping elm on the corner of Main St. and NE 2nd Ave. throughout the month to leave your wish! Find more information here. Print out a tag at home here

Perceptions and Assumptions Training From the City of Hillsboro

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From the City of Hillsboro

The Hillsboro Mediation Program continually works to provide community members with the skills and tools necessary to move through conflict and improve relationships.

Join us for a free virtual training opportunity looking at our Perceptions and Assumptions. Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Trick Question! It's Both. 

  • Wednesday, 10/20/2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Register for the class by October 19. Training presented by Lauren Marx Consulting. 

Once registered to attend, a Zoom link will be provided to participants.

Great ShakeOut: October 21st

Great Shakeout

From ShakeOut.org

International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 21). While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing's for sure: ShakeOut is still happening this year!

As always, you can hold your ShakeOut drill when and where you want. You can choose another date or several dates, and include people in multiple locations (home, work, or school), perhaps through video conferencing.

Find more information and how to register for a shakeout event here.

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