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Andrea Salinas for State Representative

Additional Important Legislation

In my first legislative session, the Legislature made strides in consumer protection. Senate Bill 1551 gives Oregonians the right to be informed when their personal information has been compromised, and with House Bill 4155, Oregon became the second state to enact provisions to protect net neutrality.

This session, the Legislature unanimously passed two important pieces of civil rights legislation that I also supported. In our system of criminal law, it is often difficult for defendants of lower income brackets to secure proper legal representation. Unaware of their rights, some of them accept plea deals in which they agree to waive their constitutionally guaranteed due process rights. House Bill 4149 prohibits prosecutors from including in plea agreements any waivers of the rights to which all Americans are entitled.

In the earlier part of the last century, real property deeds in Oregon often contained racially restrictive covenants. Even though this discriminatory practice was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1948, this language still remains in the real property deeds for some houses in older neighborhoods throughout our state. House Bill 4134 simplifies the process for having this language removed from these legal documents to finally bring them into compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling.

As the daughter of a retired police officer, I understand the sacrifices made by members of law enforcement and their families. That’s why I was a chief sponsor of House Bill 4056, which directs proceeds from civil forfeitures to a scholarship fund for the children of deceased and disabled public safety officers.

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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