Andrea Salinas has been a champion for a healthy environment, working families, and racial justice and equity throughout her career in public service in Oregon.
Salinas began her career in public service in numerous roles on the staff of various members of Congress. She became the legislative director for the Oregon Environmental Council and served on the board of Oregon League of Conservation Voters. In 2017, she was unanimously chosen to fill the vacant District 38 seat in the Oregon House of Representatives and soon rose to House leadership. She led and cosponsored many bills on the environment, racial justice and equity, and voting rights and campaign finance reform, including efforts to protect children from toxic chemicals, establish environmental justice principles for the state, stop new fossil fuel development, incentivize solar power and electric vehicles, ban pesticides, and lower utility costs in environmental justice communities.
As a representative, Salinas will push for continued action on environmental and climate justice issues, fighting for clean energy, jobs, justice, and democracy reform, and centering the health and well-being of all communities. Salinas is the first Latina to represent Oregon in Congress.
Salinas joins the U.S. House to represent Oregon’s newly formed 6th Congressional District.
In her own words:
“In Congress, I will fight for the urgent action we need to protect our planet and natural resources. I want to ensure that marginalized communities are provided with opportunities to prosper in a new, clean energy economy and not further harmed or marginalized by the impacts of climate change. My approach to fighting climate change is simple: we must take bold steps, while making sure we create living wage jobs and not leave anyone behind in the process.”
– Andrea Salinas for Congress