Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (HB 3087) Introduced in Legislature Backed by Diverse Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2017 Contact: Luann Algoso, luann@familyforward.org, 714-613-2647 SALEM, OR – Today, the legislature introduced the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (HB 3087), a bill that is supported by the Time for Oregon coalition, a group of organizations ranging from community advocacy groups, labor organizations, public health organizations, senior groups, children’s… Read more »

Salem Activist Training on February 28!

Join us in Salem on Tuesday, February 28 for a Family Forward activist training! Our grassroots activist trainings are open to all levels of activism and community organizing and are a great way to meet others in your community. We seek to mobilize those who identify as women (this includes women of color, gender non-conforming, and trans… Read more »

In Solidarity with Immigrant Communities

Today, a number of businesses and immigrant communities across the nation are striking as a way to show the new administration the importance and value that immigrants provide in the U.S. This “Day Without Immigrants” strike comes in response to the recent crackdowns on undocumented residents, the Muslim ban, and the promise to build a… Read more »

Why Does This Work Matter?

by Katrina Yuen Family Forward board member and activist Moving into 2017, I look forward to the year ahead with optimism, but most importantly, resolve. There will be so much at stake in these coming months for all of us in Oregon. I don’t doubt that many of us have spent time asking ourselves the… Read more »

Now More Than Ever

There’s no denying the harsh impact of this election – and it’s far-reaching impacts on many of the things we’ve been working to advance since we started this organization, nearly 8 years ago. As we geared up for 2017, in hope for what might be possible, we instead were met, again, with the harsh realities… Read more »

Join us: Healing & Moving Forward Together, Nov 20

Join us on Sunday, November 20th from 10-1pm for a gathering of current activists and new, for a discussion about the election, what it means for our country and our local work, and ways to get involved. We thoroughly cherish the work of our volunteers, members and activists over the past few years and by… Read more »

Why we’re voting YES on Measure 97

We are a proud supporter of Measure 97 because we know that critical services for families are underfunded. Simply put: Oregon’s revenue system is inadequate. It’s overly reliant on income and property taxes – paid by individuals – yet Oregon ranks dead last in the overall amount of taxes paid by corporations.. Here’s why we… Read more »

Canvass with us for Measure 97 this Sunday, Oct 23!

With Election Day getting closer and closer, every conversation we have with voters about Measure 97 becomes increasingly important. People all around the state are getting inundated with messages from trustworthy sources and… not-so-trustworthy sources. When we have real conversations with voters about Measure 97 and why we need to hold big corporations accountable, we… Read more »

Welcome Kate, Our New Policy Director!

Please join us in welcoming Kate Newhall, our new Policy Director!  We are SO excited to have Kate on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Kate has been working with us for the past few years as our lobbyist, helping us to pass critical policies like paid sick days, increasing the minimum… Read more »

Welcome Luann, Our New Communications Director!

Please join us in welcoming Luann Algoso as our new Communications Director!  We are SO excited to have Luann on our team and we know you’ll love her, too. Next time you’re at an event or online, tell her hi! Luann has a lot of communications, nonprofit and advocacy experience and comes to us from… Read more »