Factsheet on Oregon’s 2017 Paid Family Medical Leave legislation, including stories of Forward Together leaders impacted by the inclusive definition of family used in the proposal.
Candidates running for office knock on our doors, attend events, and hold candidate forums. Use these questions the
next time you see a candidate to learn more about where they stand on the issues that matter to you and your family.
This report from Forward Together, The Center for American Progress, Family Values @ Work and A Better Balance examines the definition of family in paid leave policy, the ways in which the definition leads to discrimination against LGBT families and the ways in which policy makers can ensure that our leave policies work for all families.
Forward Together and nine partners created a tool that helps to put today’s diverse workers — from women to LGBTQ individuals to people of color — at the center of the conversation about economic policy. Use this c3 education tool to help candidates focus on our families and learn more about economic justice issues affecting our communities.
In the fall of 2014, organizational leaders from work-family, LGBTQ, labor and reproductive justice organizations explored workplace leave campaigns from a movement-building perspective. We hope this document will spark further thinking at the local, state and national levels so that an increasing number of campaigns will embody a movement building approach to win the strongest possible policies that create equity for everyone.