Since her election in 2012, Jennifer Williamson has been recognized as a leading progressive voice. She’s kept her promises and fights to make a difference every day on issues that matter to Oregonians. Click on the issue to read more.
Key leaders in the tech and bioscience sectors are speaking out in support of the leadership from Speaker Tina Kotek, Sen. Mark Hass, and other legislators to cut costs and find new revenue. Check out this letter from the Tech Association of Oregon and Oregon Bioscience. ... See MoreSee Less
Proud of Oregon for leading the way on pay equity! With House Bill 2005 heading to the Governor’s desk, Oregon will soon have one of the strongest pay equity laws in the country #orpol #orleg ... See MoreSee Less
Proud to be among the honorees for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's 2017 Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award. It is more important than ever that we fight for women's reproductive rights which is why I'm working hard with my colleagues on the Reproductive Health Equity Act, moving through the legislature right now. ... See MoreSee Less
“Today’s Economic and Revenue forecast reveals the extent to which our revenue system is completely broken and outdated. Because we depend so heavily on personal income taxes and have among the lowest corporate taxes in the nation, we’ve faced year after year of budget uncertainty and cuts to schools. Even with the economy outperforming the national average, we have far less than we need to pay for current services. Working families are shouldering the burden.
Now that we have a clear picture from the May forecast, it’s time to shift full gear into solving our state’s long term revenue and budget crisis. Without bold action, we’ll face many more years of cuts that will lead to more overcrowded classrooms, shorter school years, and cuts to health care and senior services. It’s time for all sides to come to the table to find strategies that enable us to invest in a more prosperous future.” ... See MoreSee Less