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: 

For more information, please email, 

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 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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The Oregon CROWN Act

This two-page document explains how the Crown Act protects Black Oregonians from hair discrimination at school and in the workplace.

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Crown Act

This piece illustrates the intimacy that comes with hair care and the role it plays in Black American culture. At the focal point of the image is the mother whose hands intricately braid her child’s hair, the grandmother figure...

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¿Quién es quién? En la política de Oregón 2020

Las elecciones son importantes porque los políticos crean leyes que ayudan o perjudican a nuestras familias. Ya sea que se trate de gentrificación, violencia policial o la lucha continua por los derechos de los inmigrantes, los líderes...

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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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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