Category: News

On your ballot: Abortion access

Do you believe that healthcare is a right, and that everyone should be able to make their own decisions about whether or when to become a parent, regardless of how much money they make or how they’re insured? We do. Family Forward is dedicated to fighting for the economic security of all Oregon women —… Read more »

Job Opening: Regional Community Organizer

Family Forward is hiring a Regional Organizer!  Reports to: Organizing Director Direct Reports: 0 Location: 3 options – Portland, Salem, or Eugene, OR* Salary: $35,000 – 40,000 full-time equivalent, pro-rated depending on number of hours FTE Type: Part-time to Full time.  We are open to negotiating number of hours for either position. Click here to read the… Read more »

Oregon families are being torn apart. We can stop it.

We believe everyone should have a fair shot, regardless of their gender, the color of their skin, or the place they were born. But in the upcoming election, our values will be on the line. Your November ballot will include a ballot measure backed by extremist hate groups with ties to white supremacist funders. Measure… Read more »

2018 General Election: Ballot Measures

The 2018 General Election is just around the corner, and this year’s election is just as important as ever. From reproductive justice and racial profiling to fair housing and tax changes, there’s a lot at stake. Below are our positions on the measures you’ll see on your November ballot: Measure 102: YES Allows local governments… Read more »

Welcome Melanni, our new Campaign Communications Strategist!

Please join us in welcoming Melanni Rosales, our new Campaign Communications Strategist!  We are thrilled to have Melanni join our growing team and we know you’ll love her too. Melanni is dedicated to using her background in strategic communications to help improve the well-being of women and all working families. Having worked on statewide electoral… Read more »

Job Opening: Regional Organizer

Family Forward is hiring a Regional Organizer!  Reports to: Organizing Director Direct Reports: 0 Location: 2 options – Portland or Salem, OR Salary: $35,000 – 40,000 full-time equivalent, pro-rated depending on number of hours FTE Type: Part-time(Salem)/exempt, Full-time(Portland)/exempt  (Salem – 20 hrs, PDX – 40 hrs) We are open to negotiating number of hours for… Read more »

Meet the match for mamas!

School’s out and we’re celebrating with a Summer Break Challenge! Thanks to a Family Forward member and generous matching donor, if you donate to Family Forward Action by August 24th, your gift will have twice the impact so that we can keep building the movement of moms and caregivers we need! That means every new… Read more »

Welcome Nichi, our new Organizing Director!

Please join us in welcoming Nichi Linder, our new Organizing Director!  We are thrilled to have Nichi join our growing team and we know you’ll love her too. Nichi brings with her years of experience organizing in the reproductive rights and justice movement.  In her last eight years working in Oregon’s progressive political community, she… Read more »

This crisis is far from over.

by Ana del Rocío Family Forward Board Member If you’ve been following the news lately, we’re sure you can agree how traumatic it has been to view images of children being torn apart from their families — often from their mothers. As a mother of two, I am haunted by the recorded screams of babies… Read more »

Job Opening: Campaign Communications Strategist

Title: Campaign Communications Strategist Reports to: Political Director Direct Reports: 0 Location: Portland, OR Salary: $3,400- $3,750 per month (for 30 hours per week) Type: Part-time, 30 hours per week, although we are open to hiring someone for as few as 20 hours per week. There is also potential for the position to become full-time… Read more »