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:
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
Today, Oregon passed HB 3025, Ban the Box, which will make it easier for Oregonians with criminal records to find employment. Removing questions about criminal history from applications gives a second chance to qualified job applicants who’ve faced the consequences ... More
The WFP field team at the State Capitol to watch the Paid Sick Days ... More
Barbara Dudley (Steve Duin) By Steve Duin | The Oregonian/OregonLive The Oregonian Email the author ... More
Last week, Oregon students laid across the Capitol floor to force legislators to address the state’s revenue problem.1 While Oregon college and university students are getting arrested for protesting the cost of their education, ... More
Democratic legislators from the Eugene/Springfield area, are backpedaling on their support for paid sick time. Both legislators represent areas that are covered by paid sick leave and are now holding back paid sick leave for ... More