We are working people, school parents, small business owners, family farmers, representatives of community groups and labor unions — Oregonians from all walks of life and all areas of the state — who are building a Working Families Party in Oregon.More
What We’re Doing.
We are determined to get our government focused again on the things that can make our jobs better, our families more secure and our communities more prosperous. That means:
- making health care affordable and available to all Oregonians;
- improving our public schools, from pre-school through high school;
- opening doors to higher education and job training for more working Oregonians;
- defending our jobs against outsourcing, pay cuts and Enron-style corporate raiders;
- protecting the promise of a decent retirement after a lifetime of work;
- promoting smart strategies to support good jobs, such as developing Oregon’s untapped wealth of new energy sources that are clean, secure and sustainable and will be attractive to new industries in the 21st Century.
We’re not trying to create a minor party that will run “spoiler” candidates with no chance of winning. We want to win for working families. We can do that by staying focused on the issues that matter most to working families, by organizing in our communities and by restoring a system of voting in Oregon (fusion voting) that rewards major party candidates who commit to support the issues advanced by parties like the Working Families Party.
THE LATEST FROM Oregon:
Earlier today, Oregon took a bold step in addressing the state’s student debt crisis. The Higher Education Coordinating Committee (HECC) unanimously voted to recommend the Pay It Forward pilot to the 2015 legislature. Todays vote kicked off Oregon Working Families’ ... More
Oregon Working Families endorses Measure 90, a smart and responsible approach to Marijuana legalization. Treating marijuana use as a crime has resulted in a drain on public resources and a huge failure for the War on Drugs. Oregon’s resources are ... More
Oregon Working Families endorses Measure 90, Open Primaries. Currently, 49% of voters under the age of 40 are “voting with their feet” by choosing to not register with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Currently, if you are a non-affiliated voter ... More
Oregon Working Families endorses Measure 88, Oregon Safe Roads. Measure 88 will keep our roads safe and protect hard working families in Oregon. Since 2007, Oregon has been withholding driving privileges from thousands struggling to make ends meet, and in ... More
Oregon Working Families endorses Measure 86, The Oregon Opportunity Initiative. Oregon is 47th in public higher education spending. The diminishing investment from the state has priced out working-class and middle-class families from an education. Student debt has skyrocketed and now ... More
This has been a huge summer for Oregon Working Families. We are now over 10,000 registered party members strong and growing! In July, we visited every congressional district in the state and met with our members to choose our nominees ... More
The Working Families Organization, played a critical role in winning Paid Sick Days policies in Portland,and Eugene. Now we're going to Salem to win Paid Sick Days for all Oregonians. Why Paid Sick Days 80% of low wage workers don't even get ... More
In case you have not heard the news, last night the Eugene City Council passed Oregon's second Earned Sick Days ... More
Loans are easy for Wall Street banks, multinational corporations and local government agencies. They get some of the lowest interest rates around. What do student borrowers get? A debt sentence. ... More
Ending Crippling Student Debt By Mark Miller When you look into the faces of your students and your children and your grandchildren, tell them that you were there when it began. Tell them that a promise has been made to them. Tell ... More