6/15/2022 Senate District 15 Newsletter

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Senator Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Upcoming Events

Town Hall for Gun Violence Prevention

Join me and local students for a Students Demand Action Town Hall discussing gun violence prevention.

Town Hall Flyer

Legislative Updates

Right to Repair

Congratulations to New York on becoming the first state to pass Right to Repair legislation for electronics! Read about it here. Right to Repair continues to be an issue that constituents want addressed and I will be reintroducing the Right to Repair law for consumer electronics in Oregon in the upcoming 2023 session. Right to Repair would require manufacturers of consumer electronic equipment to make available replacement parts, tools, repair manuals, and any software necessary to diagnose or make replacement parts work at fair and reasonable terms. Consumer electronic equipment is something generally used for personal, family or household purposes and is distributed in commerce. 

I am excited to work on this policy for many reasons, not only will it provide more opportunity for our small Main Street business community as independent repair shops will now have the ability to work on more products, but this policy will also: 

  • Reduce waste and climate pollution- annually it is estimated that 150 million cell phones are thrown away each year in the United States. 
  • Make sure more people have affordable access to technology-access to the internet is essential and especially during a pandemic.
  • Protect consumers-once someone buys a product they should own it and be able to do what they want with it.
  • Build small business opportunity for our local, authorized dealers and repair shops on our Main Streets in Oregon.

Out and About in Senate District 15

Visit to Glencoe High School 

As a member of Hillsboro School District's College and Career Pathways Committee, I am always excited to see this work in action. I greatly enjoyed touring Glencoe High School's Construction class and Health Sciences class. These students are getting hands on experience in future fields of interest in their classroom setting. The students spoke with passion about what they want to do next with the skills they have learned. Thank you to Construction class teacher, Todd Patterson and Health Sciences teacher, Melanie Lewis for all you do to inspire students. #ProudToBeHSD

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Community Outreach

Hillsboro Juneteenth Freedom Day

The Washington County Chamber Black Advisory Business Council with other groups will celebrate Juneteenth on Friday, June 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jerry Willey Plaza in Orenco Station. Visit here for more information.

Juneteenth Flyer

Wildfire Readiness

From Forest Grove Fire Department

Are you wild fire ready? Here's a refresher on what the different evacuation levels mean in Oregon. Also, if you haven't signed up for emergency alerts, it's a simple process! LEARN MORE: publicalerts.org

FG Fire Flyer

Family Justice Center of Washington County: Annual Denim & Diamonds Event

Denim & Diamonds is a very special yearly event when the Family Justice Center Board, Committee and Staff come together with business leaders and community supporters all over the county to show their appreciation and celebrate the difference the Family Justice Center is making in Washington County! I serve on the Board and will be emcee for this critical and FUN event. Please join me! Find more information and register here.

Denim & Diamonds

Centro Cultural Summer Cincuenta

From Centro Cultural

Join us at Shute Park in Hillsboro to celebrate 50 years of Centro! With music, food, dancing, art, and more, we'll honor the voices of the past, present, and future of our Latino/a/x community in Oregon.  More details to come.

If you're interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event, please reach out to our team!

Visit here for more information.

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Additional Resources

 Senate District 15 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Pride Heart

Onward & Upward,


Senate District 15 lies on Kalapuya land. The Atfalati were the northernmost band of the Kalapuya that lived along the Tualatin River in present day Washington County. Many of the Atfalati descendants are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon today. The Indigenous Peoples of this land experienced a painful history of colonial violence, sickness and removal from their land. The Atfalati are the foundation of Oregon’s past and we must honor them well into our future.    

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-207, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman