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.

A WIN FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

In 2019, we saw historical wins on paid family & medical leave and in winning drivers licenses for all. Forward Together took a lead role in these campaigns by gathering stories from our supporters, hosting political education nights and pushing out our message in news media statewide.

Now, all Oregonians will have access to paid leave and immigrants will have access to drivers licenses, making all Oregonians safer.

BIG thanks to our partner organizations Causa Oregon, for leading the Equal Access to Roads Act and to Family Forward Action, for leading the FAMLI Equity Act.

WHAT'S NEXT IN 2020

The 2020 Census is quickly approaching.  Forward Together will engage in a statewide effort to ensure every Oregonian is counted in the 2020. We will be an anchoring partner in the #WeCountOregon campaign to ensure the census is equitable, fair and just. Will you join us becoming a census ambassador? Contact michele@forwardtogether.org for more information.

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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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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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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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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