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 forced to make difficult decisions about where to make cuts in already too tight budgets. Oregonians experiencing hunger also know that elected leaders can make a remarkable difference in our daily lives.
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
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 of color, indigenous people, and immigrants. We were the first women of color-led organization to join the executive committee of No Cuts to Care, and we supported the partners around the table for the No on 105 campaign.
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 Driver’s Licenses for All campaign.
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 safe communities. One way we build power is by working to change laws and policies in Oregon.
We have created this guide to help you evaluate your healthcare needs, navigate your new insurance options, and choose the best plan for you and your family.
Our families make tough decisions every day — especially about healthcare. We trust Oregonians to make the right decision for themselves, whether that’s to become a parent or end a pregnancy.
Nuestras familias toman decisiones difíciles todos los días—especialmente acerca de los servicios de salud. Confiamos que las personas de Oregón toman la decisión correcta por sí mismas, ya sea convertirse en padres o interrumpir un embarazo.
The Oregon 101 visual timeline covers the resistance of communities, policies and programs that helped or harmed immigrant and refugee communities, and access to reproductive justice. This timeline helps participants learn about Oregon ballot measures that would target access to abortion, immigrant communities and communities of color. The timeline includes a trainer script and all materials necessary for organizations to conduct the workshop on their own. Download or preview the toolkit below.
During the fight to pass OR’s Reproductive Health Equity Act in 2017, Forward Together and APANO were concerned by anti-abortion legislators stereotyping Asian communities. This fact sheet shares how we can ensure racial profiling doesn’t end up in healthcare.