by Katrina Yuen Family Forward board member and activist Moving into 2017, I look forward to the year ahead with optimism, but most importantly, resolve. There will be so much at stake in these coming months for all of us in Oregon. I don’t doubt that many of us have spent time asking ourselves the… Read more »
Now More Than Ever
There’s no denying the harsh impact of this election – and it’s far-reaching impacts on many of the things we’ve been working to advance since we started this organization, nearly 8 years ago. As we geared up for 2017, in hope for what might be possible, we instead were met, again, with the harsh realities… Read more »
Join us: Healing & Moving Forward Together, Nov 20
Join us on Sunday, November 20th from 10-1pm for a gathering of current activists and new, for a discussion about the election, what it means for our country and our local work, and ways to get involved. We thoroughly cherish the work of our volunteers, members and activists over the past few years and by… Read more »
Why we’re voting YES on Measure 97
We are a proud supporter of Measure 97 because we know that critical services for families are underfunded. Simply put: Oregon’s revenue system is inadequate. It’s overly reliant on income and property taxes – paid by individuals – yet Oregon ranks dead last in the overall amount of taxes paid by corporations.. Here’s why we… Read more »
Canvass with us for Measure 97 this Sunday, Oct 23!
With Election Day getting closer and closer, every conversation we have with voters about Measure 97 becomes increasingly important. People all around the state are getting inundated with messages from trustworthy sources and… not-so-trustworthy sources. When we have real conversations with voters about Measure 97 and why we need to hold big corporations accountable, we… Read more »
Welcome Kate, Our New Policy Director!
Please join us in welcoming Kate Newhall, our new Policy Director! We are SO excited to have Kate on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Kate has been working with us for the past few years as our lobbyist, helping us to pass critical policies like paid sick days, increasing the minimum… Read more »
Welcome Luann, Our New Communications Director!
Please join us in welcoming Luann Algoso as our new Communications Director! We are SO excited to have Luann on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Next time you’re at an event or online, tell her hi! Luann has a lot of communications, nonprofit and advocacy experience and comes to us from… Read more »
Help Us Celebrate Motherhood on May 8th!
Celebrate all of the Mamas in our lives together at the 8th Annual Run Mama Run event benefiting Family Forward Action! Run Mama Run is a Mother’s Day event for the whole family. Join us for a day of fitness, fun and entertainment. Parents cheer on kids as they participate in the Fun Run and… Read more »
Join Us! Equal Pay (Un)Happy Hours in Eugene & Portland
Every year when Equal Pay Day rolls around we get mad all over again about the wage gap in this country. It’s preposterous that in 2016 women have to work longer to earn what men do for the same work. This year Equal Pay Day — the day each year when women (on average) catch… Read more »
It’s December! Time for 12 Days of Action.
This December, we invite you to participate in Family Forward Action’s 12 Days of Action Challenge. Just sign up here to receive your 12 Days of Action chart for you to track your progress and complete the challenge. Once you sign up, you’re entered to win a bunch of great prizes, from great local businesses… Read more »