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Building grassroots power that works for Oregon Families

We’re a grassroots organization of mothers and caregivers who advocates for bold, universal policies that benefits and supports working families in Oregon. Join our movement!

Read the latest posts from FFA:

Activist Spotlight: Rujuta Gaonkar

How long have you been volunteering with Family Forward and how did you get started?  First and foremost, I am the parent of an 8 year old who is spirited, loving, infuriating, brilliant, creative, funny and compassionate….sometimes all at once!  In Portland for nearly 13 years, I’ve worked at the intersections of public health and Read More >

Activist Spotlight: Elisa Andrade

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I am an immigrant from Mexico City, Mexico and grew up in Silverton, OR until I moved to West Salem where I’ve been since 2001. I started volunteering in the nonprofit world while I was in junior high at the Silverton Food Bank and at Silverton Together. My Read More >

Activist Spotlight: Neon Brooks

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I’m a medical science writer and the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old living in Northeast Portland. I grew up here and moved back to town with my husband, daughter, and our dog when my daughter was about a year old so we could be close to family. I love Read More >

Activist Spotlight: Kaylan Adams

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I live in Salem with my husband, Dan, and toddler, Emerson. I am a project manager for a web development agency in Portland, and I also have my own small business helping newly expanded families and babies get more sleep. We love throwing themed house parties (Kentucky Derby Read More >

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