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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 »

Meet the match for mamas!

School’s out and we’re celebrating with a Summer Break Challenge! Thanks to a Family Forward member and generous matching donor, if you donate to Family Forward Action by August 24th, your gift will have twice the impact so that we can keep building the movement of moms and caregivers we need! That means every new… 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: Stronger Equal Pay Protections Enacted by Oregon Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Luann Algoso, luann@familyforward.org, 714-613-2647 Stronger Equal Pay Protections Enacted by Oregon Legislature HB 2005 will promote pay equity by strengthening protections for all workers and enhancing penalties for violations SALEM— This morning, the House took final action on HB 2005, Fair Pay for All, and the bill now heads… 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 »