There’s still a few minutes left today for me to post my #WomanCrushWednesday, Oregon’s lone Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. As a young woman raised in Oregon I admire her so much.
Congresswoman Bonamici is a fierce advocate for women, working families, and immigrants. While I am not one of her constituents, I am glad she is serving in Congress and representing Oregon’s values every day!
From her official bio:
Strengthening public education is one of Suzanne’s top priorities and one of the reasons she got involved in public service. Suzanne spent hundreds of hours volunteering in public schools before serving in the Oregon State Legislature, where she passed legislation to reduce testing in the state. As a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in Congress, she is dedicated to setting national policies that give educators and students the resources they need to succeed. Suzanne served a lead role in the passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind and creates new K-12 education policies. She is also focused on making college more affordable and closing the skills gap. Suzanne is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education.
Suzanne also serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and she is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment. From this position, she is working to address the causes and risks of global climate change, and to ensure that policy decisions are based on science.
As a representative of coastal Oregon, she is also working to draw attention to issues that affect this unique region, including ocean acidification, early tsunami warning systems, weather forecasting and monitoring, and debris removal.