On Wednesday, May 13th this Guest Opinion piece ran in the Eugene Register Guard, penned by Family Forward’s Eugene staffer, Laurie Trieger: Another Mother’s Day has come and gone — a day that reminds us how good we are at saying we value mothers in this country, while leaving an incredible array of institutional barriers […]
We hope you have time to join our upcoming Tele Town Hall about raising the minimum wage in Oregon. We know you’re hearing a lot about this idea — both nationally and in Oregon — so we want to give you a chance to get up to speed with a few experts and living wage […]
From time to time, we create infographics and images to send a message about our work advocating for economic security for Oregon’s women and families. If they compels you (and we hope they do!), we invite you to download and share them! That’s how culture change works, each of us changing the way others see things in […]
We were pleased to welcome Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, to Portland on Friday, May 1, 2015 as part of the White House’s “Lead on Leave” national tour (more on that here). Ms. Lyles was the keynote speaker at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum this […]
Must watch John Oliver segment on how absurd it is that the U.S. still lacks paid family leave. Hilarious! Must watch.
MOTHERHOOD. In Six Words? Yes, that’s what we’re asking you. (< see, that was 6 words!) Here’s the deal: We’re partnering with Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project to gather thoughts on motherhood from Oregon moms. Then we’re going to share them, in a variety of ways. One thing: It can be addictive. If you write more than […]
We’re excited to reveal our great Mother’s Day notebook that includes so many great Six Word Memoirs on Motherhood by Oregon Moms.* We loved hearing from so many moms across Oregon when we asked for your take on motherhood in a mere 6 words. No easy task! But a fun one… The memoirs ranged from […]
On Thursday, May 7th Family Forward Action delivered a Mother’s day card and flowers to all 90 Oregon state legislators and our new Governor! And two terrific state legislators — Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Rep. Jennifer Williamson — shared these important thoughts about Mother’s Day with their colleagues at the beginning of session as a “floor remonstrance.” Happy Mother’s Day, All!
We were pleased to welcome Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, to Portland this Friday as part of the White House’s “Lead on Leave” national tour (more on that here). Ms. Lyles was the keynote speaker at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum this Friday, May 1st. The conversation, […]
In March, 2015 people all across Oregon stood up for the Fair Shot they need to get — and stay — ahead. We gathered in seven cities: Bend, Eugene, Medford, Pendleton, Portland, Salem, and Tillamook! This short video gives a great sense of the people and policies that are part of the growing movement in Oregon […]
White House Honors Andrea Paluso of Family Forward Oregon as Working Families Champion of Change Working Families Champions of Change event highlights importance of paid sick days and paid family leave policies The White House today (April 16, 2015) honored Andrea Paluso, Family Forward Oregon Co-founder and Executive Director as part of its Working Families Champions […]