March 29, 2021

Resources for Unemployment / Los Recursos para el desempleo.

Do you qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits because your child’s school or child care facility is closed? PUA is an unemployment benefits program that was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recently passed American Rescue Plan Act extended this benefit through September 6, 2021. Workers can qualify for this unemployment insurance […]

March 26, 2021

Child Care Resources for Providers / Recursos de cuidado infantil para proveedores

Child Care Resources for Providers We are seeing historic investments in child care for the first time in decades. It’s a lot to navigate and process! Especially when providers have been struggling to get by for so long.  Earlier this year, the American Rescue Plan Act included $40 billion for child care that is currently […]

March 26, 2021

Child Care Resources for Parents / Recursos de cuidado infantil para padres

What does the American Rescue Plan Act mean for your family?

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 […]