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Andrea Salinas for State Representative

Key Issues

Health Care

We must find a way to provide adequate health care to all Oregonians. Medical illness and debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy and missed work and school days. Until we can provide foundational health care for all, we cannot fulfill Oregon's economic potential. Read more about healthcare affordability and quality of care for women and children

Education

Full funding of our k-12 education system is a top priority for me. Too many of our students are not workforce-ready because we don't provide all students with the equitable education they need. We have graduation and post-secondary education goals in place but our teachers and students can't be expected to achieve them without adequate resources.

I will continue to work with my legislative colleagues to ensure that all taxpayers are paying their fair share to deliver on Oregon’s education promise.

Environment

We have already seen the devastation caused by global warming in various parts of our state. Protecting our climate is not only imperative to the sustainability of Oregon’s abundant natural resources but also to our people and our way of life. As a former board member of Oregon League of Conservation Voters, I worked to pass a greenhouse gas reduction bill and to protect Oregon’s legacy of clean air, water and healthy forests for my daughter and future generations.

We must all work toward passage of a Clean Energy Jobs bill which caps carbon emissions, invests in clean energy technologies and jobs, and leaves a healthy legacy for our children.

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Ending Violence and Keeping Kids Safe

Domestic violence, sexual harassment, untreated mental and behavioral health disorder and gun safety issues are problems we confront in our K-12 schools, foster care system and ultimately in our juvenile justice system. If these systemic problems aren’t addressed for our youngest and most vulnerable, we as a society and a state end up utilizing far greater resources when these kids become grown adults. Working to uncover the root causes of violence, then implementing cross-sectional prevention programs will save scarce state resources, avoid undue hardship and build healthier communities.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

I don’t sit on the sidelines and idealize the perfect solution or tweet a 140-character cliché. When I identify a problem, I take action and I lead with my heart. That is why I co-founded LO for LOve when racism took hold of the Lake Oswego community after the 2016 presidential election.

Equity and inclusion is not an afterthought for me. It’s the lens upon which I make most of my decisions. At every stage of public policy development, I consistently call the question: Whose voice is not represented or being heard? Then I take the initiative to reach out to those not at the table.

Affordable Housing

Every Oregonian deserves a stable, affordable place to call home.

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HEALTH CARE

We must find a way to provide adequate health care to all Oregonians. Medical illness and debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy and missed work and school days. Until we can provide foundational health care for all, we cannot fulfill Oregon's economic potential.

EDUCATION

Full funding of our k-12 education system is a top priority for me. Too many of our students are not workforce-ready because we don't give them all the education they need. We have graduation and post-secondary education goals in place but our teachers and students can't be expected to achieve them without adequate resources.

ENVIRONMENT

We have already seen the devastation caused by global warming in various parts of our state. Protecting the climate is not only imperative to our economic prosperity and environmental sustainability, but also to our people and way of life as Oregonians.

Andrea Salinas

Meet Andrea

For more than 20 years, I have been working to protect and pass policies that help women and children, working people, seniors, and the environment. I have a proven record of bringing state elected leaders together to move a progressive agenda forward.

I'm ready to step up and lead - and to do it by bringing people along, leaving the door open, reaching out to lift others up, and bringing more chairs to the table. This is the type of leadership we need at our state Capitol, and I am asking for your continued support as Oregon's State Representative for House District 38.

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