Please join us in welcoming Reyna Lopez, our new Federal Campaigns Director! We are SO excited to have Reyna on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Reyna has been working alongside us in various arenas, doing outreach with the Measure 97 campaign or in her recent role as the Interim Director for… Read more »
Equal Pay Day – For who?
Today is Equal Pay Day, a day when women, on average, finally make as much as men made in 2016. That’s right, it took women more than 15 months to earn what men averaged in 12. For the last few years, we at Family Forward, have done numerous events and actions to recognize this day… Read more »
Support Fair Pay for All
This session, the Oregon Legislature has introduced Fair Pay For All (House Bill 2005-A), which will help end persistent pay disparities faced by women, people of color, LBGTQ workers, workers with a disability and all other protected classes in Oregon. Women, on average, still make 80 cents for every dollar a man earns, African American women are paid… Read more »
Meet our intern, Jenna!
Once a year, we have a social work intern join us for the year to observe and support our work, getting hands-on training in a fast-paced learning environment that is aligned with their graduate curriculum. This year we’ve been working with Jenna Borowski, a graduate student in the Social Work master’s program at Portland State… Read more »
Thoughts on Striking
By Martha Ruttle, Family Forward Activist Striking isn’t an option for most women I know, and it sure isn’t an option for this single working mom! I thought about marking the day with an hour-by-hour accounting of my time to illustrate what it might look like if I stopped doing any of it. But I… Read more »
Day Without a Woman
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… Read more »
March 23, Public Hearing for Paid Family and Medical Leave!
Last fall, we launched Time for Oregon, a campaign to win paid family and medical leave for all Oregon families. We named this campaign Time for Oregon because it’s high time to prioritize caregivers and to recognize the value of caregiving – and because it’s time for Oregon to make this long-overdue change a priority…. Read more »
Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (HB 3087) Introduced in Legislature Backed by Diverse Coalition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2017 Contact: Luann Algoso, email@example.com, 714-613-2647 SALEM, OR – Today, the legislature introduced the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (HB 3087), a bill that is supported by the Time for Oregon coalition, a group of organizations ranging from community advocacy groups, labor organizations, public health organizations, senior groups, children’s… Read more »
Salem Activist Training on February 28!
Join us in Salem on Tuesday, February 28 for a Family Forward activist training! Our grassroots activist trainings are open to all levels of activism and community organizing and are a great way to meet others in your community. We seek to mobilize those who identify as women (this includes women of color, gender non-conforming, and trans… Read more »
In Solidarity with Immigrant Communities
Today, a number of businesses and immigrant communities across the nation are striking as a way to show the new administration the importance and value that immigrants provide in the U.S. This “Day Without Immigrants” strike comes in response to the recent crackdowns on undocumented residents, the Muslim ban, and the promise to build a… Read more »