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Equal Pay Day – For who?

Today is Equal Pay Day, a day when women, on average, finally make as much as men made in 2016. That’s right, it took women more than 15 months to earn what men averaged in 12. For the last few years, we at Family Forward, have done numerous events and actions to recognize this day […]

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Support Fair Pay for All

This session, the Oregon Legislature has introduced Fair Pay For All (House Bill 2005-A), which will help end persistent pay disparities faced by women, people of color, LBGTQ workers, workers with a disability and all other protected classes in Oregon. Women, on average, still make 80 cents for every dollar a man earns, African American women are paid […]

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Meet our intern, Jenna!

Once a year, we have a social work intern join us for the year to observe and support our work, getting hands-on training in a fast-paced learning environment that is aligned with their graduate curriculum. This year we’ve been working with Jenna Borowski, a graduate student in the Social Work master’s program at Portland State […]

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Thoughts on Striking

By Martha Ruttle, Family Forward Activist Striking isn’t an option for most women I know, and it sure isn’t an option for this single working mom! I thought about marking the day with an hour-by-hour accounting of my time to illustrate what it might look like if I stopped doing any of it. But I […]

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