Category: News

Activist Spotlight: Tiffany Chapman

How long have you been volunteering with Family Forward and how did you get started? “Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” ― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art Activists must be bold- They must have the audacity to believe that they can change entrenched power-structures that exploit women, oppress people of… Read more »

Job opening: Organizing Director

Title: Organizing Director Reports​ ​to:​ ​Executive​ ​Director Direct​ ​Reports:​ ​3 Location:​ ​Portland,​ ​OR Salary:​ ​$65,000-$72,000 Type:​ ​Full-time/exempt Position Summary: We are seeking an Organizing Director, who will be responsible for overseeing our statewide organizing program and ensuring that it meets organizational goals. We are building a new organizing program, one that will combine elements of transformational… Read more »

We celebrate women every day

Today we recognize International Women’s Day, in honor of laboring women across the nation and around the world. For Family Forward it’s not just about today. We honor a history of women’s strikes and their paid and unpaid labor every day, in our ongoing advocacy to advance gender, racial, and economic justice. Women deserve to be… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Samantha Lehman

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I grew up in Sacramento California the child of a single mom who was a public school teacher.  I was introduced to activism going to union meetings with my mom.  In fact, my first memory of going to work with my mom was going on strike with my… Read more »

Help stop sexual harassment at Oregon’s Capitol!

    It’s possible you’ve already seen some news coverage about allegations of sexual harassment against State Senator Jeff Kruse (Roseburg) involving two female Senators and other Capitol staff, lobbyists and interns. Last week, an independent report was released outlining these allegations and other actions by those in the Capitol.  The report includes many concerning details. As is true… Read more »

Why we fight for Paid Family and Medical leave

By: Sharon Bernstein and Andrea Paluso Monday, February 6th was the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and we at Family Forward have been reflecting on the importance of this day. The Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step in acknowledging something working families have long known: Occasionally… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Rachel Jesequel

(Rachel tabling during an “bake sale” action in 2017.) Through the month of February, while the Oregon Legislature is in session, we will be publishing blog posts from different activists within our community regarding their journey into becoming an activist, the importance of bringing our full selves into our activism, and why you should get… Read more »

Stories for Latina Equal Pay Day

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day which means that on this day Latinas will finally earn what white men made in the year 2016.  April 4, 2017 was a day many celebrated as Equal Pay Day in because it was the day that woman on average in caught up to what white men earned in… Read more »

Meet Carmen for our first Family Fridays!

Today we’re launching Family Fridays, a new digital campaign that will feature a new story from our community who would be directly affected by the proposed massive cuts to vital safety net programs – programs like child care subsidies, nutrition supports, housing assistance and more. For our first story, we meet Carmen Gonzalez de Jesus, an… Read more »

RELEASE: Oregonians Urge the U.S. Senate to Protect the Health Care Our Family’s Rely On

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 Contact: Lisa Loving, lisa@uniteoregon.org, 503-488-0529 or Lili Hoag, lili@familyforward.org, 971-271-9229   Oregonians Urge the U.S. Senate to Protect the Health Care Our Family’s Rely On A National Day of Action Calls Attention to Winners and Losers in ACA Repeal Effort   Portland, OR – Oregonians who are concerned about… Read more »