May has been another action-packed month at Family Forward Oregon. If you weren’t able to join us in Salem for our first Mother’s Day of Action on the 8th, we hope you’ll take a moment to check out our online photo album. We had a great group of folks deliver a flower and a Mother’s Day card to all 90 state legislators (and the Governor!). Our message? We need smart policies for today’s families, not just the annual flower & card, thanks!
In 2012, Anne Marie Slaughter write an article in The Atlantic (Why Women Still Can’t Have It All) that exploded on and off the internet, igniting a national dialog about the state of women in the United States, specifically around women and work and family and changes that are needed to make work work for [...]
In The Oregonian’s Mother’s Day issue, FFO Executive Director Andrea Paluso wrote about our high maternal poverty rates and how we can reduce them. The solutions to maternal poverty are known. In fact, the majority of developed countries around the world have made major progress in addressing maternal and child poverty — the U.S. lags far behind.
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On May 8, 2013 a group of Oregon mothers – and others! – gathered in our state capitol in Salem to deliver flowers and Mother’s day cards to all 90 of our state legislators and the Governor. Why? Because that’s what we get every year on Mother’s Day — yet we need far more than flowers to survive and thrive as mothers (click here to see an online version of the card we delivered and here for a fact sheet that spells out what moms need and why we need it). Here are some great pics of our first (and very floral) Mother’s Day of Action: