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 electos están tomando decisiones sobre qué tipo de Oregón escuchamos y quiénes son bienvenidos aquí.
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 violence, or the ongoing fight for immigrant rights, elected leaders are making decisions about what kind of Oregon we live in and who is welcome here.
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.
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 how the Oregon budget works.
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.