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Election 2014 | Statewide Ballot Measures

In addition to endorsing candidates for elected office, we weigh in on the statewide ballot measures that relate to the economic security issues we focus on for mothers and their families. Which means we aren’t taking formal positions on all the state and local ballot measures you’ll find on your Oregon ballot this year, but three of the …Read More »


Dance Party | October 25th | Portland

You’ve come to the right place. We’re having a dance party, and we want you to come. Get your tickets right here: http://bit.ly/dancelikeamother


#FairShot, because the 19th century is so over.

Big News!!

We’re super excited to share the news with you: this morning The Mother PAC helped launch an awesome new campaign called FAIR SHOT OREGON to help women and working families get ahead, not just get by.


Because too many of us are struggling with: Stagnant wages. No benefits. Zero retirement savings. Steep childcare costs. Not enough money for gas. Tight food budgets. Pay inequality.

And we want to know where Oregon candidates stand on these issues!

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We’re having a dance party.  And we want you to come. WHAT: A guest DJ dance party featuring exclusively women who rock – open to all dancers! WHY: Because it’s been awhile since you went out dancing and The Mother PAC wants to see your booty on the dance floor. Oh, and it benefits The …Read More »


No Summer Break for Working Parents

Susan Nielsen of The Oregonian is right to point out the summer conundrum that working American parents face every year when trying to responsibly provide and care for their children (“After hunt for summer child care, I need a vacation,” April 8, 2013). She quotes Nancy Hauth, who oversees after-school care and other programs for Portland Public Schools: “Parents do keep working during the summer. It’s frustrating that we haven’t figured this out.”


Earned Sick Time for ALL Oregonians!

People who work in Portland will being earning sick time in January, 2014, thanks to an ordinance passed by the Portland City Council on March 13, 2013.  And while that will directly assist about 260,000 Portland workers who don’t currently earn any paid sick time while they work, it doesn’t help the other 320,000 Oregonians who work outside of Portland who won’t be covered by this new Portland policy.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Session’s In: Contact Your Legislators!



The High Cost of Child Care

I’ll never forget that first check I wrote to pay for child care. It was so much money! Did you know that in Oregon, child care often costs more than college tuition? That’s right. Full-time infant and toddler care, for example, costs an average of $10,392 a year, while college tuition averages $6,790. And we have 18 or so years to sock money away for college! Not so for child care, which many of us start paying for as soon as six weeks after birth.  A shocking reality for most new parents. Read the rest.


Report on Paid Family & Medical Leave!

The Center for American Progress (CAP) just released a new report (April 12, 2012) documenting the need for a national paid family and medical leave program. The report, “The Effects of Paid Family and Medical Leave on Employment Stability and Economic Security,” explains how — “though it may seem counterintuitive — providing paid family and medical leave when people cannot work due to caregiving responsibilities actually helps keep people employed. Read the rest.

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Nearly Mother’s Day Tea

In May, 2012, we hosted an entirely different kind of tea party, where Oregon women came together at The Heathman Hotel in Portland for tea, crumpets & to discuss the politics of motherhood – past, present and future.