Building Power for Oregonians

Artist: Amir Khadar

Forward Together unites organizations and activists across Oregon to build strong communities and create policies that work for our families.

Introduction

Our power-building team in Oregon is the newest state-based program at Forward Together. We build leadership through policy change and culture shift campaigns. We are working to ensure that all families have the rights, recognition and resources they need to thrive.

Paid Family Leave for All Families

It’s simple: love makes a family. We support paid family and medical leave that recognizes families of all formations. Whether it’s welcoming a new child, dealing with the serious illness of a loved one, or the end-of-life for a parent – we all need time to care for our families without compromising our economic security. The vast majority of Oregonians—particularly women and people of color do not have access to paid family and medical leave.

We’re supporting efforts to pass the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Equity Act with an inclusive and expansive definition of family, so ALL Oregon families can access paid leave. Click here to contact your legislator and ask them to support the FAMLI Equity Act.

Have you tried to take leave to care for a family member and been denied? Tell us your story.

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Civic Engagement

Anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise and although racism isn’t new to our communities, we must resist racial profiling and immigration raids. Election season is an opportunity for our voices to be heard, so Forward Together will be coordinating a door-to-door civic engagement program this fall to reject IP22, an anti-immigrant ballot measure sponsored by a group with ties to white supremacists.

Learn more by watching the video below and sign the One Oregon pledge to keep Oregon a welcoming state!

Oregon Campaigns

Forward Together is proud to be part of two Oregon coalitions:

  • One Oregon is a campaign led by activists, organizers and social justice organizations that defends against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies and works to ensure that all Oregonians, regardless of country of birth, are treated with dignity & respect.
  • Time to Care is a campaign led by community advocacy groups, labor organizations, public health organizations and others to win statewide comprehensive paid family and medical leave so all families can take time to care for each other with financial security.

Tools & Updates

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2019 Oregon Legislative Agenda

OUR 2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA • A paid family & medical leave program that includes all families • Driver’s licenses for ALL • A fair and accountable elections system

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2018 Oregon Civic Engagement Report

During the 2018 election, Forward Together led a large-scale deep canvass component to the No on Measures 105 & 106 campaigns. We utilized strategies to engage and empower our constituencies on the voting process – including women of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people...

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Drivers Licenses for All Oregonians

Driving is huge part of our lives and really important for many of us. This tool helps participants understand the impact of lack of driver’s licenses on affected communities in Oregon and helps them take action to support Oregon...

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Oregon – How a Bill Becomes a Law

Forward Together works to ensure all Oregon families have the rights, recognition and resources they need to thrive. We work with women of color and trans/nonbinary individuals and their families on healthcare access, rights for all families, and building...

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Contact Us in Oregon

We’d love to hear from you!

Contact us to learn more about how we’re working ensure that all families in Oregon have the rights, recognition and resources they need to thrive — and how you can help make this vision a reality!

Forward Together
5020 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211
Ph: 510-663-8300 Ext. 348
info@forwardtogether.org