Hollie Oakes-Miller

Hollie Oakes-Miller

Hollie Oakes-Miller
Salem City Council Ward 5 Candidate

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Website: https://hollieforsalem.com

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Occupation: Geology, General Science, Environmental Sciences & Resources Instructor, Portland Community College

Occupation Background:

  • Linn-Benton Community College
  • Chemeketa Community College

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology – Oregon State University 
  • Master’s of Science in Geology – Portland State University

I am a working-class member of Salem and I’ve lived in Ward 5 for over 15 years. I currently teach courses on climate change and environmental science & resources, at Portland Community College.

I am also an organizer with Salem Democratic Socialists of America, where I serve on the Steering Committee as Communications Facilitator, lead the Ecosocalist working group, and work in coalition with many other groups to advocate for climate-, environmental-, racial-, health-, housing-, gender-, and economic-justice.

I am running for Salem City Council as a voice for the working-class and poor people in War 5.

Our top priorities are:

Houselessness & Housing Justice

  • We believe that housing is a basic human right.
  • We will work to build a community where all members have shelter by prioritizing the needs of individuals.
  • We will work to implement and expand evidence based housing justice strategies and solutions to solve our local houseless and housing-justice crises. 

Climate Change & Environmental Justice

  • We believe that healthy ecosystems, clean air, clean water, and a stable climate are basic human rights.
  • We believe it is our responsibility to leave a better world for future generations.
  • We will work to implement a Climate Plan for Salem.
  • We will work to increase public transportation both within Salem and regionally. 
  • We will work to make our city more bike-friendly and walkable

City Leadership

  • We believe that the City Council should reflect the diversity of the Salem community.
  • We will prioritize the needs of the working class and poor.
  • We will work to achieve a more equitable community by reducing barriers that exclude the voices of the working class and poor from Salem city leadership.
  • We will work to transition city leadership from volunteer positions to living wage union jobs.
  • We will advocate for our local schools.