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

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.

We’re hiring Census Outreach team members!

Be part of Forward Together and #WeCountOregon to build political power for communities of color during the 2020 census. Census engagement organizers will work from March 16-August 1 doing community outreach via phone and text. $17-$22/hour. For Job Description, click here:http://bit.ly/FTOrganizer 

For more information, please email, Evelyn@forwardtogether.org. 

Join us for a workshop!

Forward Together hosts monthly workshops to build community, learn together, and take action on the issues that affect our families. Workshop topics include Census 101, Storytelling, Reproductive Justice, and more. Events are free, dinner is provided, and childcare is available. Email Emma@forwardtogether.org to learn about our next workshop or volunteering.

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.
  • Fair Shot is a coalition of more than 20 Oregon labor unions, community groups and racial justice organizations working to ensure all Oregonians can achieve economic, racial and gender justice.

Tools & Updates

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Who’s Who? in Oregon Politics

Elections matter because politicians create laws that help or hurt our families. The policies that shaped Oregon—theft of Native lands, our formation as a whites-only state, and laws discriminating against non-white immigrants—continue today. Whether it’s gentrification, police...

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Oregon 2020 Census Guide

By participating in the Census, we can help Oregon families get the healthcare, housing, schools and other services we need to thrive. Use this guide to learn how the Census affects your community and why you should take it.

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Oregon Budget Workshop

The Oregon state budget provides resources for Oregon families - from schools to roads to addiction services. How does it work? How can Oregon families advocate for the resources our communities need? Developed by Forward Together, this workshop helps explain...

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Imagine A World Where We All Count

Each of us counts and we all deserve healthcare, education, and many other programs whose funding is determined by the Census.

Share this art to remind your friends, family and community that we all need to complete the Census...

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Who’s Who? in Oregon Politics

Oregon families who experience hunger know what it’s like to make the tough, daily decision between food and other basic necessities. Our housing, childcare, medical and transportation costs are all increasing while our wages remain stagnant, and we are...

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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