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:
The Oregon Working Families Party is kicking off the 2016 General Election by holding nominations caucuses throughout the state in each of Oregon's congressional districts. Click on a link below to RSVP. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 June 28, 2016, 5:30 ... More
While the presidential election has taken the lion’s share of attention, there are many important local races that will impact the lives of working Oregonians during the primary election. That’s why the Oregon Working Families Party has decided to make ... More
The polls are open! Today is the first day of our national membership vote to help decide: Who should the Working Families Party endorse in the Democratic Presidential Primary? Who gets your vote? Click on your candidate below. ... More
In just a few weeks, Oregon Working Families will be capping off the year at our Annual Gala. We have a lot to celebrate this year. We helped win Paid Sick Days statewide, registered over 5,000 new WFP voters, and ... More
This Tuesday, WFP founder Dan Cantor joined with Oregon WFP founder Barbara Dudley and PSU economics professors Mary King and Robin Hahnel to discuss disruptive democracy in Greece and what it means for minor parties in America. Audio courtesy of Jamie ... More
At the beginning of the summer, we introduced you to our six summer fellows. After seven weeks, we couldn’t be prouder of the work they’ve done. Our summer fellows have been part of a ... More
This summer, the Oregon Working Families Party is hosting a summer fellowship to train and develop a new generation of leaders. We are proud to introduce our six summer fellows ... More
On Friday, June 12, the House voted overwhelmingly against fast track authority. In a 126 - 302 vote, the House rejected the deal after immense pressure from President Obama and corporate interests. Among Oregon's delegation, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. ... More
Today, OPB's Think Out Loud spoke with Pay It Forward champion Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-36), HECC director Ben Cannon and WFP intern Kevin Rackham about the bill's future. Listen below. ... More