Category: News

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 »

Taking Mamas Lead to the Next Level

We believe that engaging with those who are directly affected by the issues we work on is vital to transformational change. Mothers and other caregivers are hit the hardest by society’s devaluation of care, so they should be informing any steps we take to address it!  That’s why we center mamas and caregivers at every… Read more »

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 »