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!

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Help stop sexual harassment at Oregon’s Capitol!

    It’s possible you’ve already seen some news coverage about allegations of sexual harassment against State Senator Jeff Kruse (Roseburg) involving two female Senators and other Capitol staff, lobbyists and interns. Last week, an independent report was released outlining these allegations and other actions by those in the Capitol.  The report includes many concerning details. As is true Read More >

Why we fight for Paid Family and Medical leave

By: Sharon Bernstein and Andrea Paluso Monday, February 6th was the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and we at Family Forward have been reflecting on the importance of this day. The Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step in acknowledging something working families have long known: Occasionally Read More >

Member Spotlight: Rachel Jesequel

(Rachel tabling during an “bake sale” action for the Measure 97 campaign in 2017.) Through the month of February, while the Oregon Legislature is in session, we will be publishing blog posts from different activists within our community regarding their journey into becoming an activist, the importance of bringing our full selves into our activism, Read More >

We’re hiring!

Family Forward is hiring for two positions: Development Director & Organizing Director. Both positions will be open until filled. If you’d like more information, please contact Deputy Director, Sharon Bernstein at Title: Development Director Reports to: Executive Director Direct Reports: 0 (DD will have 0.25FTE administrative support) Location: Portland, OR Salary: $65,000-$75,000 Type: Full-time/exempt Read More >

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