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May 19, 2015

A gift mothers deserve: family-friendly policies

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 […]

May 15, 2015

May Tele Town Hall | Raising the Minimum Wage

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 […]

May 14, 2015

Our Infographics | Share Them with Friends!

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 […]

May 13, 2015

Photo Gallery | The State of Motherhood with Latifa Lyles of the U.S. Women’s Bureau

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 […]

May 12, 2015

John Oliver Slams U.S. for Lacking Paid Family Leave

Must watch John Oliver segment on how absurd it is that the U.S. still lacks paid family leave. Hilarious! Must watch.

May 9, 2015

Six Words on Motherhood, by Oregon Moms

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 […]

May 9, 2015

Get the Notebook: Six Words on Motherhood by Oregon Moms

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 […]

May 8, 2015

For Mother’s Day, A Speech in our State Capitol

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!

April 29, 2015

State of Motherhood at City Club of Portland

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, […]

April 22, 2015

Standing UP Across Oregon for a FAIR SHOT

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 […]

April 16, 2015

FFO’s Andrea Paluso Wins White House Champions of Change Award!

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 […]