Category: News

The courts don’t decide our fate. We do.

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a chilling decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that robs us of our constitutional right to control our own bodies, our lives, and our futures. Knowing this was coming does not make this moment any less devastating.  We know this decision will cause tremendous harm to our communities, especially… Read more »

Respuesta a la violencia armada en Estados Unidos

Nuestros corazones están llenos de dolor e ira después de escuchar sobre el tiroteo en Texas donde 19 niños pequeños y 2 maestros fueron brutalmente asesinados en su escuela. Esta violencia extremista ocurrió solo 10 días después de un tiroteo masivo impulsado por la supremacía blanca en una tienda en Buffalo, Nueva York que mató… Read more »

Response to Gun Violence in America

Our hearts are full of grief and anger in light of the mass shooting in Texas where 19 beloved children and two admired teachers were brutally murdered at their school. This extremist violence happened just ten days after a white supremacy-fueled mass shooting at a grocery store in New York by a man who targeted… Read more »

Job Opening: Bilingual Communications Manager

Family Forward is hiring a Bilingual Communications Manager! Position Title:​ Bilingual ​Communications Manager Reports​ ​to:​ ​Communications Director Location:​ Oregon (remote work considered) Salary:​ $54,000-$60,000 annually, DOE Classification: Full Time; Regular; Exempt; At Will Click here to read the full job description.

Job Opening: Political Director

Title: Political Director Reports to: Executive Director Location: Portland, OR Salary: $65,000 – $80,000 Type: Full time Deadline: June 19, 2020. See here for application instructions. Position Summary: The Political Director will be responsible for managing our day-to-day issue campaigns and electoral work. This includes developing and implementing big picture strategies on our campaigns as well… Read more »

Why Oregon and federal paid leave laws need a Covid overhaul

Opinion: We cannot safely reopen the economy if Oregonians still lack paid leave By Andrea Paluso, Executive Director of Family Forward  The COVID-19 pandemic has made obvious what many of us have always known: A workforce without the right to take paid leave to deal with illness and take care of your family means more… Read more »

More Action Needed on Child Care

The below letter was drafted in partnership with many organizations to call for immediate relief to Oregon’s child care providers and the families they serve. Date: March 27, 2020 To: Governor Kate Brown, Oregon’s Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response, Oregon’s Congressional Delegation CC: Oregon State Legislators; Miriam Calderon, Early Learning Systems Director; Fariborz Pakseresht,… Read more »

A Call to Action for Immediate Support

The below letter was drafted in partnership with many organizations to provide recommendations to the Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response for the creation of an economic and social safety net for Oregon families in this time of crisis. Our organizations are ready to support the Joint Committee’s work in all ways possible to ensure immediate… Read more »

COVID-19 y Tiempo de Enfermedad de Oregón

A medida que la pandemia de “Coronavirus” COVID-19 continúa extendiéndose, queremos asegurarnos de que puedan mantener a su familia segura y saludable. Casi todos los que trabajan en Oregón deberían tener acceso a tiempo de enfermedad protegido por el trabajo, y muchos (pero no todos) los empleados deberían recibir su salario normal durante ese tiempo…. Read more »

COVID-19 and Oregon sick leave: What you need to know

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, we want to make sure you’re able to keep your family safe and healthy.  Nearly everyone working in Oregon should have access to job-protected sick time, and many (but not all) employees should be paid at their normal wages for that time. Here’s what you need to know… Read more »