Why Oregon and federal paid leave laws need a Covid overhaul

Opinion: We cannot safely reopen the economy if Oregonians still lack paid leave By Andrea Paluso, Executive Director of Family Forward  The COVID-19 pandemic has made obvious what many of us have always known: A workforce without the right to take paid leave to deal with illness and take care of your family means more… Read more »

More Action Needed on Child Care

The below letter was drafted in partnership with many organizations to call for immediate relief to Oregon’s child care providers and the families they serve. Date: March 27, 2020 To: Governor Kate Brown, Oregon’s Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response, Oregon’s Congressional Delegation CC: Oregon State Legislators; Miriam Calderon, Early Learning Systems Director; Fariborz Pakseresht,… Read more »

A Call to Action for Immediate Support

The below letter was drafted in partnership with many organizations to provide recommendations to the Joint Committee on Coronavirus Response for the creation of an economic and social safety net for Oregon families in this time of crisis. Our organizations are ready to support the Joint Committee’s work in all ways possible to ensure immediate… Read more »

COVID-19 y Tiempo de Enfermedad de Oregón

A medida que la pandemia de “Coronavirus” COVID-19 continúa extendiéndose, queremos asegurarnos de que puedan mantener a su familia segura y saludable. Casi todos los que trabajan en Oregón deberían tener acceso a tiempo de enfermedad protegido por el trabajo, y muchos (pero no todos) los empleados deberían recibir su salario normal durante ese tiempo…. Read more »

COVID-19 and Oregon sick leave: What you need to know

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, we want to make sure you’re able to keep your family safe and healthy.  Nearly everyone working in Oregon should have access to job-protected sick time, and many (but not all) employees should be paid at their normal wages for that time. Here’s what you need to know… Read more »

Job Opening: Political Director

Title: Political Director Reports to: Executive Director Location: Portland, OR Salary: $65,000 – $80,000 Type: Full time Deadline: March 13, 2020. See here for application instructions. Position Summary: The Political Director will be responsible for managing our day-to-day issue campaigns and electoral work. This includes developing and implementing big picture strategies on our campaigns as well as managing… Read more »

Taking Mamas Lead to the Next Level

We believe that engaging with those who are directly affected by the issues we work on is vital to transformational change. Mothers and other caregivers are hit the hardest by society’s devaluation of care, so they should be informing any steps we take to address it!  That’s why we center mamas and caregivers at every… Read more »

We won BIG for Oregon families this year

It’s been a little more than 2 weeks since Oregon’s headline-making Legislative Session came to an end. We are IMMENSELY proud of all of the hard work that led to the country’s most inclusive paid family and medical leave law in the nation (🙌🔥🎉👏). But passing paid family and medical leave insurance isn’t the only… Read more »

On your ballot: Abortion access

Do you believe that healthcare is a right, and that everyone should be able to make their own decisions about whether or when to become a parent, regardless of how much money they make or how they’re insured? We do. Family Forward is dedicated to fighting for the economic security of all Oregon women —… Read more »