GOAL: Make 40 Calls to Local Representatives
Number of JVC Northwest Community members who have made calls so far (updated daily)
Time left to act:
You can make a huge impact in the lives of youth experiencing houselessness in three simple steps!
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?
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!
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
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.
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!