Two-thirds of the kids in our local schools are on subsidized meals. One-third lives below the poverty level. Ten percent are homeless. Ten percent.
We have problems with health care, special learning needs, day care, and sadly, with child abuse. We send food home in backpacks each weekend so kids don’t come to school hungry on Monday.
I supported our last Children’s Trust proposal. With the amount now lower and the process for managing that money more clearly stated, I’m pleased to support the new measure.
We owe our children and grandchildren the best opportunities we can provide. We need to do something.
Please join me in voting YES on the Trust.
House District 10
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301