Our Wins

Fighting for Our Families

Moms and caregivers have played a critical role in fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice in Oregon. We have been actively working to pass policies since the 2015 legislative session through our sister organization, Family Forward Action.

When we work together, we win big.

2015

  • Statewide paid sick time (SB 454)
  • Statewide retirement savings program (HB 2960)
  • Equal pay expansions (HB 2005)
  • Domestic worker bill of rights (SB 552)
  • Prevented employers from asking about criminal history prior to interview (Ban the Box, HB 3025-B)
  • Require continuation of health insurance for workers utilizing the Oregon Family Leave Act (HB 2600)
  • Banned profiling by a law enforcement agency or officer and created a statewide complaint system so that all Oregonians have a safe way to report a complaint (End Profiling, HB 2002)

2016

  • Statewide/regional minimum wage increase (Raise the Wage, SB 1542)

2017

  • Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB 3391) to ensure coverage of the full range of reproductive health services in Oregon, including abortion care + adds the right to abortion to state law
  • Statewide Medicaid expansion to all children, regardless of immigration status (Cover All Kids, SB 558)
  • Extended equal pay protections (HB 2007)

2019

  • Most inclusive paid family & medical leave law in the country (HB 2005, The FAMLI Act)
  • Increased pregnancy accommodations for Oregon workers (HB 2341)
  • Expanded milk expression/nursing protections (HB 2593)
  • Increased protection from sexual harassment for workers (SB 726)
  • Established Child Care Task Force (HB 2346)
  • Drivers Licenses for All (HB 2015)
  • Student Success Act (HB 3427)
  • Banned no-cause evictions and extreme rent increases (SB 608)

2021

  • Reformed Oregon’s public child care system, Employment Related Day Care (ERDC), to be more beneficial for parents and families and established the Department of Early Learning and Care (HB 3073)
  • Secured a historic $80M investment in mental health access for BIPOC families by passing the Behavioral Health Workforce Diversity Act with our partners at PCUN and APANO (HB 2949)
  • Fought to ensure families can stay together by helping to pass the Sanctuary Promise Act, which will protect Oregonians from racial profiling and strengthen Oregon’s sanctuary status (HB 3265)
  • Gave mothers and families a chance to end cycles of poverty, trauma, and intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system by ensuring that the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility has sufficient and stable funding (SB 720)
  • Fought for $75 million in new child care investments to fund expansions for 4,000+ new preschool slots across the state and an increase to the Early Childhood Equity Fund to support the creation of new culturally responsive preschool options (SB 5513 & SB 5529)

2022

  • $100 million investment in child care
  • Improving outcomes for incarcerated mothers at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (HB 5202)
  • Universal legal representation for immigrant Oregonians (SB 1543)
  • Overtime pay for farmworkers (HB 4002)
  • Increased racial justice in Oregon’s public safety system (SB 1510)

Ballot Measures

  • Measure 101: Protecting expanded Medicaid investments (2018)
  • No on Measure 103:Prohibits grocery tax (2019)
  • No on Measure 104: Requires 3/5ths majorities to raise fees or eliminate tax breaks (2019)
  • No on Measure 105: Repeals Oregon’s sanctuary law (2019)
  • No on Measure 106: Bans use of state funds for abortions (2019)