On Thursday, January 7th Family Forward Oregon joined with community and labor groups from across Oregon to launch Fair Shot for All, a new coalition that is supporting solutions to create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families. As the state’s economy begins to rebound from the recession, flawed economic policies are leaving Oregon’s working families behind and creating a financial crisis for taxpayers.
It’s time to un-stack the deck so everyone has an opportunity to succeed. The people of Oregon need policies that fix our broken economy and give all of us a fair shot.
Now that we know we have some family-friendlier faces in our state legislature (which is excellent, excellent news), we're looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session where we have the opportunity to partner with our legislators to pass some strong, family-friendly policies. Policies Oregon families desperately need - like paid sick time, equal pay for equal work for women and mothers and people of color, and a more secure retirement (especially for women who retire poorer than men).
But before we jump all the way into 2015, we want to share some recent wins and a few fun events we have planned between now and year's end. Read our full Fall 2014 Newsletter here: http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2014/11/our-newsletter-fall-2014/
One of our favorite ways to create a public conversation around the policy issues we care about and work to solve is to gather some folks together and watch a movie – especially one followed by an interesting panel discussion.
Which is why we're so thrilled that a local partner, the Health Equity Circle @ OHSU, is hosting a screening of a new documentary series called The Raising of America. Click here for details: http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2014/11/join-us-watch-the-raising-of-america/
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Check out all of the parents, employers and policy-makers who are creating the kind of change needed in today's economy, for today's families.Women’s Economic Security Forum with Leader Nancy Pelosi
On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Family Forward Oregon will host House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Oregon Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (District 21), and state Representatives Jessica Vega Pederson (District 47) and Jennifer Williamson (District 36) at a women’s economic forum to discuss the importance of workplace policies that make it possible for women to […]