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January 30, 2021

Our 2021 Legislative Priorities

How we respond to this crisis matters. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the many cracks in our systems that Family Forward Oregon has been working to address for years. Mothers and caregivers—especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)—have been disproportionately impacted by the mishandling of our response thus far. We […]

June 10, 2020

We’re Hiring!

Title: Political Director Reports to: Executive Director Location: Portland, OR Salary: $65,000 – $80,000 Type: Full time Deadline: June 19, 2020. See here for application instructions. Position Summary: The Political Director will be responsible for managing our day-to-day issue campaigns and electoral work. This includes developing and implementing big picture strategies on our campaigns as well […]

September 10, 2019

Oregon’s Unmet Child Care Needs

We are so excited to unveil a project we’ve been working on: Today, we released “Oregon’s Unmet Child Care Needs. It’s time to invest: Our future depends on it,” a research report co-authored by Mary King, Professor of Economics Emerita, Portland State University, and Lisa Dodson, Research Professor of Sociology, Boston College. Why do we […]

September 19, 2018

On your ballot: Abortion access

Do you believe that healthcare is a right, and that everyone should be able to make their own decisions about whether or when to become a parent, regardless of how much money they make or how they’re insured? We do. Family Forward is dedicated to fighting for the economic security of all Oregon women — […]

September 6, 2018

Oregon families are being torn apart. We can stop it.

We believe everyone should have a fair shot, regardless of their gender, the color of their skin, or the place they were born. But in the upcoming election, our values will be on the line. Your November ballot will include a ballot measure backed by extremist hate groups with ties to white supremacist funders. Measure […]

August 30, 2018

2018 General Election: Ballot Measures

The 2018 General Election is just around the corner, and this year’s election is just as important as ever. From reproductive justice and racial profiling to fair housing and tax changes, there’s a lot at stake. Below are our positions on the measures you’ll see on your November ballot: Measure 102: YES Allows local governments […]

May 2, 2018

Why we’re no longer hosting When Work Works

Over the past seven years we have been hosting an annual awards process and ceremony to celebrate employers with nationally-ranked flexibility policies. We have had the good fortune through that process of getting to know many small and large employers throughout Oregon who are working hard to build truly family-supportive workplaces. Many of these employers […]

July 17, 2017

What we accomplished this session

After a long and grueling session, the 2017 Legislature adjourned on July 7, 2017. While there were some big disappointments this session, there were also some impressive victories for women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, immigrants and working families.  And we couldn’t be prouder of the work that our activists, organizational partners, and supporters did […]

July 1, 2017

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1st, 2017!

Good news! On July 1st, 2017, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase all across the state. The rate will increase to different rates depending on where in the state you work. In the Metro region it will increase to $11.25/hour, in the Standard region to $10.25/hour, and in the Nonurban region to $10/hour. That means anyone […]

June 14, 2017

When Work Works 2017 Oregon winners!

We are excited to announce the 2016-17 Oregon winners of the prestigious national When Work Works award for flexible employers! Please join us in congratulating these forward-thinking employers who know that making work work for their employees is good for everyone, including their bottom line, the communities where they operate, and our state’s economy. You […]

January 6, 2017

Check out Oregon CareWorks!

Family Forward Oregon launched a joint project today called Oregon CareWorks and released a new report on Oregon’s care economy. The report, Oregon’s Care Economy: The Case for Public Care Investment, outlines problems with the current caregiving system, such as rising costs and low wages, and provides evidence of the high economic returns to public […]