We have an incredible opportunity for you and for Oregon, and it’s urgent: Someone we know well, respect deeply, and share values with is running to be a state representative in Oregon. We know that with enough early support and investment, she can win. And when she does, she will be an incredible addition to the Oregon Legislature. […]
We’re throwing our Dance Like a Mother party again this fall and want you to save the date! It’s about the funnest way we know to raise funds or candidates. So go ahead, mark your calendar for a night out on the town! And by all means, invite some friends to boogie down by your side. Here’s […]
In addition to endorsing candidates for elected office, we weigh in on the statewide ballot measures that relate to the economic security issues we focus on for mothers and their families. Which means we aren’t taking formal positions on all the state and local ballot measures you’ll find on your Oregon ballot this year, but three of the […]
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There is a growing conversation in Oregon and across our country about family leave — because the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is insufficient in two key ways: it’s unpaid and doesn’t cover all workers. Family Forward Oregon’s Executive Director Andrea Paluso wrote this guest opinion piece to raise awareness about the failings of what we (don’t) have now, and to make sure that anyone thinking about a pathway forward on family leave is working toward a paid program.
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.