Candidate & Representative for Oregon House District 46 (SE & NE Portland incl. Jade District, Montavilla, Mt. Tabor, Foster-Powell, Lents, and Laurelhurst)

Portland, OR
Joined January 2020
The highest earning lotto source in MultCo is in my district at TikTok on 82nd Ave, where incomes are half the county avg. The lottery is a regressive tax on the poor, & we need to reexamine our state funding streams for needed programs & capital projects wweek.com/news/2022/07/27/as…
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Inspiring and hopeful. The Youth Conservation Corps is just one example of the many projects we could invest in (and massively scale up) to create jobs and heal our environment, as part of an Oregon Green New Deal. wweek.com/news/2022/07/20/po…
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This weekend our City celebrated the kinds of vibrant, walkable, bikable communities that Portlanders want and know that we need to build if we want to survive and thrive in the next few decades. #BlumenauerBridge #MontavillaStreetFair
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As we endure this current extended heat wave, we have to also look at long-term strategies to support vulnerable communities. Increasing tree canopy is one critical strategy to build resilience to our now-normal extreme heat in the summer.
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In 2023, I’ll be working to advance policies to plant more urban trees, invest in equitable tree canopy, and create good-paying jobs in the process. #ShadeEquityisClimateJustice #OregonGreenNewDeal
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I learned at last week’s Tree Policy walk with Trees for Life that only 16% of the tax lots on 82nd Ave hold street trees. The lack of shade and plethora of heat-trapping asphalt make 82nd Ave, an urban heat island with dangerously hot temperatures.
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What a beautiful and powerful evening with the @justcrossingall last night! I was deeply inspired and look forward to working with all of you to fight for an equitable, climate-friendly, and fiscally-responsible Interstate bridge replacement.
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As a community organizer, I’ve learned our power comes from fighting for our future together. Status quo interests want us to feel powerless, but the antidote to despair is collective action & building a mass movement is how we'll win the world we need. Image: @rlmartstudio
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Today I am asking you to help me expand our base of supporters. It’s not enough to ask the same people over and over, or to rely on our small pool of large donors. Our power is in our numbers and our wealth is in our people who believe in and take action for our shared vision.
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Our People Pollinator Network is seeking organizers to ask 5 friends to join them in supporting Team Pham. Are there 5 friends you can invite to match your donation? To come to an event this summer? To join my contact list and follow me on social media? forms.gle/MfTF7tr9UU8WBdVn7
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Khanh Pham for Oregon retweeted
Our homes, our cities, our transportation systems are all designed to shift the worst impacts of climate change onto poor people. So many policy failures. nytimes.com/2022/07/26/us/te…
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Oregon can strive to be a welcoming place for all, but only if we continue to confront our problems of hate & bias. In '21 I was proud to support DOJ Civil Rights in boosting the bias hotline. In '23 we’ll be back to implement the recs in this report! opb.org/article/2022/07/25/r…
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Join me next Thurs July 28th at 6pm to support the Just Crossing Alliance at a house party in SE Portland. I am working w/JCA to demand an I5 Bridge that upholds climate action and equity, and is fiscally responsible. RSVP at justcrossing.org/2022/07/15/…
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As a member of the Joint Cmtee on Transportation & the Bi-state Cmtee on the I-5 Bridge, I’ve been diving deep into the Interstate Bridge Replacement project. I'm driven by our communities' desperate needs for safer streets & more mobility options for work, schools, services, 2/7
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People are dying bc we don’t have the money to maintain our streets, much less make safety improvements to prevent pedestrian fatalities. One in 4 Oregonians does not drive, because they are too old, too young, have a disability, or cannot afford to buy or maintain a car. 3/7
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We need to build a transpo system that serves everyone. As community organizers, we're told “there just isn’t enough money” for the transportation projects our communities need. Now as a legislator, I see that the money is available, but it’s often spent on freeway projects, 4/7
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& then we get told “we’re broke, we need you to pay more.’ That’s why we have a long list of needed transpo projects that wait for years in the queue or simply never get funded. We need to be able to fund both this bridge & other needed transportation projects in our region. 6/7
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instead of the mundane but critical maintenance and safety projects–filling potholes and creating crosswalks that our communities are asking for. Transportation mega-projects–and the inevitable cost overruns–crowd out funding for everything else, 5/7
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