Now that we know we have some family-friendlier faces in our state legislature (which is excellent, excellent news), we're looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session where we have the opportunity to partner with our legislators to pass some strong, family-friendly policies. Policies Oregon families desperately need - like paid sick time, equal pay for equal work for women and mothers and people of color, and a more secure retirement (especially for women who retire poorer than men).
But before we jump all the way into 2015, we want to share some recent wins and a few fun events we have planned between now and year's end. Read our full Fall 2014 Newsletter here: http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2014/11/our-newsletter-fall-2014/
One of our favorite ways to create a public conversation around the policy issues we care about and work to solve is to gather some folks together and watch a movie – especially one followed by an interesting panel discussion.
Which is why we're so thrilled that a local partner, the Health Equity Circle @ OHSU, is hosting a screening of a new documentary series called The Raising of America. Click here for details: http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2014/11/join-us-watch-the-raising-of-america/
We're very proud to win this award presented by the Oregon Public Health Association this fall. The award is for "a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to advancing public health policy in Oregon." While we are thrilled to accept, we want to also recognize, in turn, the many partners in our sick days coalition who were right there by our side. We couldn't have accomplished what we did without them.
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Check out all of the parents, employers and policy-makers who are creating the kind of change needed in today's economy, for today's families.Photo Gallery | Paid Sick Days for Portland
On March 13, 2013, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to allow all people working in Portland to earn sick time while they work (effective January, 2014). Here are some of the many, many people who made this step forward a reality.