Multnomah County is all in! Preschool for All: YES on Measure 26-214!

Family Forward Action and our nonprofit sister organization, Family Forward Oregon, are so proud and excited to share our support for Preschool for All: YES on Measure 26-214. In the middle of a global pandemic that has shattered our child care industry and preschool programs, Preschool for All is a thoughtful local plan for high-quality,… Read more »

Mothers & Caregivers are #YESon108!

Keeping our families healthy is a top priority — more so now than ever before. With so many of us struggling to get by during this pandemic, thousands are counting on supports like the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), our state’s Medicaid system. Currently, 1 in 4 Oregonians (over 1 million people) count on OHP to… Read more »

2020 General Election | Ballot Measure Endorsements

The 2020 General Election is just around the corner, and this year’s election is more important than ever below. There’s just as much at stake at the bottom of your ballot as there is at the top. Here are our endorsements for statewide and local ballot measures: YES on Measure 26-214 | Preschool for All:… 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: June 19, 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… Read more »

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 »