Help stop sexual harassment at Oregon’s Capitol!

    It’s possible you’ve already seen some news coverage about allegations of sexual harassment against State Senator Jeff Kruse (Roseburg) involving two female Senators and other Capitol staff, lobbyists and interns. Last week, an independent report was released outlining these allegations and other actions by those in the Capitol.  The report includes many concerning details. As is true… Read more »

Why we fight for Paid Family and Medical leave

By: Sharon Bernstein and Andrea Paluso Monday, February 6th was the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and we at Family Forward have been reflecting on the importance of this day. The Family and Medical Leave Act was an important first step in acknowledging something working families have long known: Occasionally… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Rachel Jesequel

(Rachel tabling during an “bake sale” action in 2017.) Through the month of February, while the Oregon Legislature is in session, we will be publishing blog posts from different activists within our community regarding their journey into becoming an activist, the importance of bringing our full selves into our activism, and why you should get… Read more »

Stories for Latina Equal Pay Day

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day which means that on this day Latinas will finally earn what white men made in the year 2016.  April 4, 2017 was a day many celebrated as Equal Pay Day in because it was the day that woman on average in caught up to what white men earned in… 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 »

Welcome Reyna, our new Federal Campaigns Director!

Please join us in welcoming Reyna Lopez, our new Federal Campaigns Director!  We are SO excited to have Reyna on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Reyna has been working alongside us in various arenas, doing outreach with the Measure 97 campaign or in her recent role as the Interim Director for… 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 »