Address Our Homeless Crisis with Empathy and Accountable Solutions
Oregon is in the middle of a housing crisis and too many Oregonians are experiencing housing instability or being houseless. Janeen supports expanded investments in shelters, services, and new affordable housing options to keep people in their homes and prevent displacement – with accountability to ensure dollars are being spent effectively. She also advocates for affordable housing for seniors and those on fixed incomes.
Tackle Rising Costs for Working Families and Fixed Income Oregonians
Champion Reproductive Rights and Access to Healthcare
Create Safer Communities and Reduce Gun Violence
Help Small Businesses Grow and Invest in Our Workforce
Janeen supports policies that ensure Oregon remains a thriving hub for business and that there is ongoing support for Washington County business growth. She is also an advocate for workforce development policies to strengthen our workforce to address our current shortage and prepare workers for the future.
Support Our Schools and Career & Technical Education
Janeen has been an advocate for increased resources for our schools and students for nearly 15 years. She supports expanded access for students to have multiple career pathways, hands-on learning opportunities, and mental health resources.
She recently advocated and helped pass investments to reduce teacher burnout and help address the current teacher shortage to keep schools open for in-person learning five days a week.
Protect Our Environment and Combat Climate Change
Janeen has been a Metro Master Recycler since 2012 and enjoys helping the community in their Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew efforts to take care of our planet.
She supports legislation to lower carbon emissions and reduce plastic waste, modernize our recycling system, and reverse the impacts of climate change so we can protect our beautiful state for future generations.
Expand Community Engagement and Public Input
Since joining the Legislature in 2016, Janeen has hosted 94 community conversations on critical issues, including homelessness, public safety, and cost of living concerns. Janeen uses these conversations to learn about the needs of the community, inform her priorities, and then turns them into action to make positive change for her constituents.
Janeen’s Senate Committees