Category: News

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 »

Your Take on Fatherhood – in 6 words!

What do YOU have to say about fatherhood — in 6 words?! FATHERHOOD.  In Six Words? Yes, that’s what we’re asking you. (< see, that was 6 words!) Here’s the deal: We’re partnering with Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project to gather thoughts on fatherhood from Oregon dads. Then we’re going to share them, in a variety… Read more »

Spring has sprung and so has our member drive!

We’re working hard at Family Forward Action to advance policies that work for moms across Oregon – but we can’t do it without our members.  Your membership means we can fight harder for paid sick days, paid family leave, affordable child care, schedules that work for our families, equal pay for equal work — and… Read more »

Join our Mobile Action Network!

Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for you to stay up to date on important issues, events & opportunities to take action when action is needed. In short, we want connect with you where you are, so it’s easy to get off the sidelines and onto the team! We know you’re… Read more »

Six Word Memoirs on Motherhood by Oregon Moms

What do YOU have to say about motherhood — in 6 words?! MOTHERHOOD.  In Six Words? Yes, that’s what we’re asking you. (< see, that was 6 words!) Here’s the deal: We’re partnering with Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project to gather thoughts on motherhood from Oregon moms. Then we’re going to share them, in a variety… Read more »

Minimum Wage Statewide Hearing | April 13, 2015

If Oregon is to be a good place to raise a family, our minimum wage must increase. It’s that simple. Why? Because right now, if you work full-time at minimum wage you take home just $18,925 a year – not nearly enough to afford housing, food, childcare, and other necessities for a family, let alone save… Read more »

Sign the Petition for Paid Sick Time!

Because all Oregon workers should have paid sick time. Everybody gets sick, but not everyone has the time to recover. Right now 473,000 Oregonians – 47% of the Oregon work force – don’t have the right to take even one day off when they or a family member is ill.  That’s not healthy for them, their workplaces, their families, their… Read more »

Speak up for a statewide paid sick time law!

It’s not surprising that powerful corporate lobby interests are working hard in Salem to prevent a statewide paid sick time law from passing this legislative session, is it? And if they can’t stop it, they’re determined to water it down so it doesn’t help the people who need it most. But we’re not going to… Read more »

Our 2015 Legislative Agenda

We see an Oregon where all women and families are economically secure & caregiving isn’t a barrier to financial stability. And we’re excited for the opportunities in 2015 to move Oregon forward to work better for all Oregon families, however they are configured. These are the bills we are supporting during the current legislative session to… Read more »