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Family Forward Celebrates Oregon Legislature’s Investment in Child Care

Senate passes $171M for Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program March 7, 2024 – Family Forward’s Executive Director Candice Vickers celebrated the Oregon Legislature’s investment of $171 million in Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC). More than 16,000 Oregon families rely on ERDC in order to work, go to school, and pay their bills. “Employment-Related Day Care… Read more »

In the News: Moms and Advocates Call on Oregon Legislature to Address Child Care Budget Shortfall

Eighteen moms and advocates hold up children’s onesies that read “1,360 families need ERDC. Fund Child Care Now! Care Can’t Wait” with the Oregon Capital dome in the background. Photo credit: FLI Social. Oregon parents, advocates press lawmakers for more child care funding January 12, 2024 Oregon Capital Chronicle A letter from Oregon’s Department of… Read more »

New Year, New Roles for Our Team

Update from Candice R. Vickers, Executive Director We continue to grow as a team and an organization in accordance with our vision that centers the voices of mothers and caregivers.  I am excited to announce that Kaitlin Gaffney has accepted the position of Development Director, and Nichi Linder is now our Grant Writer and Database… Read more »

Growth and Change on Our Team

Update from Candice R. Vickers, Executive Director I’m delighted to announce that Courtney Veronneau has accepted a promotion and will become our new Deputy Director of Movement Building!  As senior political director and a vital part of our team since 2020, Courtney has helped us navigate turbulent times with a brilliant and principled strategic approach…. Read more »

Oregon es un paso más hacia el cuidado infantil universal.

¡LO HICIMOS! La sesión legislativa de Oregon de 2021 terminó oficialmente y aprobamos la HB 3073 (Cuidado infantil para Oregon), nuestro proyecto de ley prioritario sobre cuidado infantil. Esta es una victoria histórica y histórica y no hubiera sido posible sin USTED. HB 3073 fue un primer paso crítico en la construcción del tipo de… Read more »

Oregon is another step closer to universal childcare.

WE DID IT! Oregon’s 2021 legislative session is officially over and we passed HB 3073 (Child Care for Oregon), our priority bill on child care. This is a historic and landmark victory and wouldn’t have been possible without YOU.  HB 3073 was a critical first step in building the type of system we really want… Read more »

This is our movement. This is our moment.

What a year we’ve had! As mothers and caregivers, 2020 has been one of the hardest years of our lives, and yet, at the end of it, we’ve achieved so much. As the board president of Family Forward Action, I’ve never been so in awe of what we can do when we pool our resources… Read more »