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.Women’s Economic Security Forum with Leader Nancy Pelosi
On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Family Forward Oregon will host House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Oregon Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (District 21), and state Representatives Jessica Vega Pederson (District 47) and Jennifer Williamson (District 36) at a women’s economic forum to discuss the importance of workplace policies that make it possible for women to […]