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Support HB 4013

GOAL: Make 40 Calls to Local Representatives

Number of JVC Northwest Community members who have made calls so far (updated daily)

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You can make a huge impact in the lives of youth experiencing houselessness in three simple steps!

Learn

Oregon is in a homelessness crisis, and youth are on the front lines of experiencing the trauma and instability of insecure housing. Long time histories of racialized housing policies mean youth of color are vastly over represented in youth houselessness, and we must take a stand.  

The Jesuit ministries of Oregon are working together to try to get 100 calls in to our representatives to ask them to support HB 4013, which would expand services and funding for youth experiencing houselessness.

Our JVC Northwest community of Oregonians is committed to making at least 40 of these calls. Will you help us reach our goal?

Act

Here's How You Can Help

Can you make two phone calls to end youth houselessness?  Use the call script at the bottom of this section and click here to look up the number of your local elected officials or use the list below! 

Call Numbers:

Jesuit High Area Senate Districts:

  • Beaverton (North, near Hwy 26): Elizabeth Steiner Hayward  503-986-1717
  • Beaverton (South):Kate Lieber 503-986-1714
  • SW Portland, west hills: Akasha Lawrence Spence  503-986-1718
  • SE Portland: Kathleen Taylor 503-986-1721
  • E Portland (roughly 50th – 112th): Michael Dembrow  503-986-1723
  • Lake Oswego: Rob Wagner  503-986-1719
  • Hillsboro: Janeen Soullman 503-986-1715

St. Ignatius Neighborhood Representatives: 

  • Senator Kathleen Taylor  503-986-1721
  • Representative Rob Nosse 503-986-1442

Nativity’s Neighborhood Representatives:

  • Senator Lew Frederick: 503-986-1722
  • Representative Tawna D. Sanchez: 503-986-1443

Call Script

Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a resident of [NAME OF CITY/NEIGHBORHOOD, ie NE Portland/Beaverton/Lake Oswego). I’m calling to ask Senator/Representative [HIS/HER NAME] to support HB 4013 (forty thirteen). This bill is important because it creates or increases grants and services to underserved houseless youth. It provides important support systems to houseless and formerly houseless youth seeking stable and secure housing and access to college. [ADD OPTIONAL sentences about why this is important to you personally. Maybe: I’m a young adult myself, and I want to make sure other young Oregonians have access to housing and education.] Will Senator/Representative. [HIS/HER NAME] be willing to support this bill? 

Thanks very much for your time.

Track

Report your call on the corresponding form. We’re counting every call because we’re counting on you! We’re Let’s see who among our JVs, JVEs, FJVs, staff, board, and friends will make the most calls!

Thank you for taking the time to share with your representatives how important this bill is for addressing the youth housing crisis in Oregon!

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Zayna Abusada

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JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.