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We're hosting a free Happy Hour with two of our favorite legislator moms next week -- can you come?
Why a happy hour with (a few awesome) legislator moms?
Simple: It can be hard to know exactly what’s going on in Salem when our state legislature is in session -- even if you care a whole awful lot. Because truth be told, you’re working hard, taking care of your people, working through piles of laundry (in other words: living your life, doin’ the juggle).
Are they working on issues you care about (like paid family leave)? Or ignoring them? Making huge progress on child care affordability, equal pay, and sick days – or treading water?
There’s one way to find out what’s really going on: hear it from a few of our favorite state legislators who were there in the thick of it, fighting for what’s right.
Susan Nielsen of The Oregonian is right to point out the summer conundrum that working American parents face every year when trying to responsibly provide and care for their children ("After hunt for summer child care, I need a vacation," April 8, 2013). She quotes Nancy Hauth, who oversees after-school care and other programs for Portland Public Schools: "Parents do keep working during the summer. It's frustrating that we haven't figured this out."
People who work in Portland will being earning sick time in January, 2014, thanks to an ordinance passed by the Portland City Council on March 13, 2013. And while that will directly assist about 260,000 Portland workers who don't currently earn any paid sick time while they work, it doesn't help the other 320,000 Oregonians who work outside of Portland who won't be covered by this new Portland policy. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Moms Night Out | Happy Hour with Legislator Moms
March 12, 2014
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Nearly Mother’s Day Tea
In May, 2012, we hosted an entirely different kind of tea party, where Oregon women came together at The Heathman Hotel in Portland for tea, crumpets & to discuss the politics of motherhood – past, present and future.