Author: Ali Mayeda

In the News: Moms and Advocates Call on Oregon Legislature to Address Child Care Budget Shortfall

Eighteen moms and advocates hold up children’s onesies that read “1,360 families need ERDC. Fund Child Care Now! Care Can’t Wait” with the Oregon Capital dome in the background. Photo credit: FLI Social. Oregon parents, advocates press lawmakers for more child care funding January 12, 2024 Oregon Capital Chronicle A letter from Oregon’s Department of… Read more »

New Year, New Roles for Our Team

Update from Candice R. Vickers, Executive Director We continue to grow as a team and an organization in accordance with our vision that centers the voices of mothers and caregivers.  I am excited to announce that Kaitlin Gaffney has accepted the position of Development Director, and Nichi Linder is now our Grant Writer and Database… Read more »

Growth and Change on Our Team

Update from Candice R. Vickers, Executive Director I’m delighted to announce that Courtney Veronneau has accepted a promotion and will become our new Deputy Director of Movement Building!  As senior political director and a vital part of our team since 2020, Courtney has helped us navigate turbulent times with a brilliant and principled strategic approach…. Read more »

In the News: Family Forward Holds Lawmakers Accountable for Underfunding Child Care

October 2023 Salem Statesman Journal: Oregon’s subsidized day care program is about to run out of spots Oregon Capital Chronicle: Families face uncertain day care outlook as state spends last of federal funds Pamplin Media: Oregon officials warn of impending waitlist for state day care program. Advocates argue this was avoidable