Whether it’s care for a child, a sick family member or a parent, we all need to time to care for our families without the risk of losing our income. Four states have passed paid family leave policies, but not Oregon... yet. Tell your state legislators it's time for Oregon to create a paid family leave policy (HB 3087).
Tell Oregon’s Lawmakers: It is unacceptable to balance the budget on the backs of Oregonians who struggle to purchase food.
Renters are six times more likely to experience hunger than home-owners. A major reason hunger is increasing in Oregon is because of rapidly rising rental costs, often forcing displacement, homelessness, and the impossible choice between paying for rent or for food. The legislature can enact measures to protect tenants and give cities and municipalities the flexibility to design policies tailored for community-level needs.
A decades-old law imposing harsh time limits for "able-bodied adults without dependents" (ABAWDs) went back into effect on January 1 in Multnomah and Washington Counties. In 2017, they'll go back into effect for Clackamas County. Now thousands are losing their SNAP benefits. Let’s tell Congress: Don’t punish the poor. Instead, invest in stable communities and help everyone thrive. Protect SNAP by repealing these time limits.
Stand together! Our nation's first line of defense—SNAP—faces a threat that would limit the program's ability to serve families during hard economic times. The extra help with buying groceries lifts 118,000 Oregonians out of poverty, including 54,000 children. Kids who live in low-income families are more likely to graduate high school if they participate in SNAP and it shields against chronic diseases like diabetes. Tell Congress: Reject efforts to block-grant SNAP!
We support and advocate for public policy that will increase economic stability, strengthen our food system and increase access to the food assistance safety net on the local, state and federal levels.