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 »
Meet our intern, Jenna!
Once a year, we have a social work intern join us for the year to observe and support our work, getting hands-on training in a fast-paced learning environment that is aligned with their graduate curriculum. This year we’ve been working with Jenna Borowski, a graduate student in the Social Work master’s program at Portland State… Read more »
Thoughts on Striking
By Martha Ruttle, Family Forward Activist Striking isn’t an option for most women I know, and it sure isn’t an option for this single working mom! I thought about marking the day with an hour-by-hour accounting of my time to illustrate what it might look like if I stopped doing any of it. But I… Read more »
Day Without a Woman
Today we recognize International Women’s Day, in honor of laboring women across the nation and around the world. For Family Forward it’s not just about today. We honor a history of women’s strikes and their paid and unpaid labor every day, in our ongoing advocacy to advance gender, racial, and economic justice. Women deserve to… 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 »