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 »

Help Us Celebrate Motherhood on May 8th!

Celebrate all of the Mamas in our lives together at the 8th Annual Run Mama Run event benefiting Family Forward Action! Run Mama Run is a Mother’s Day event for the whole family. Join us for a day of fitness, fun and entertainment. Parents cheer on kids as they participate in the Fun Run and… Read more »

Join Us! Equal Pay (Un)Happy Hours in Eugene & Portland

Every year when Equal Pay Day rolls around we get mad all over again about the wage gap in this country. It’s preposterous that in 2016 women have to work longer to earn what men do for the same work. This year Equal Pay Day — the day each year when women (on average) catch… Read more »

Our Newsletter | Winter 2015

FAMILY FORWARD ACTION | WINTER NEWSLETTER As 2015 winds down, we’re thinking a bit about what we’ve done this year and a bit about what we plan to accomplish going forward. Here are some highlights, upcoming events, interesting reads, enjoy and watches. When it’s dark and rainy (every day now?), we invite you to settle… Read more »

It’s December! Time for 12 Days of Action.

This December, we invite you to participate in Family Forward Action’s 12 Days of Action Challenge.   Just sign up here to receive your 12 Days of Action chart for you to track your progress and complete the challenge. Once you sign up, you’re entered to win a bunch of great prizes, from great local businesses… Read more »

Beer for Change (and Dads!)

Hey dads! We know that the issues that affect Oregon parents are just as important to dads as they are Oregon moms. Dads do care work, are involved in their children’s lives and stay at home more than ever before — which is why it’s time to honor their involvement at home and in the… Read more »

Your Take on Fatherhood – in 6 words!

What do YOU have to say about fatherhood — in 6 words?! FATHERHOOD.  In Six Words? Yes, that’s what we’re asking you. (< see, that was 6 words!) Here’s the deal: We’re partnering with Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project to gather thoughts on fatherhood from Oregon dads. Then we’re going to share them, in a variety… Read more »

Spring has sprung and so has our member drive!

We’re working hard at Family Forward Action to advance policies that work for moms across Oregon – but we can’t do it without our members.  Your membership means we can fight harder for paid sick days, paid family leave, affordable child care, schedules that work for our families, equal pay for equal work — and… Read more »