About United For Kids

United for Kids has one simple goal: to make Oregon the best place to be a kid. To do that, Oregon’s children need a strong and unified voice advocating for them. United for Kids connects and amplifies the collective voice of pro-child Oregonians and organizations to promote public policy change and shared investments that benefit children’s health, safety, economic security, and education.

Oregonians care deeply about the well-being of our children. Across our state, there is a widespread commitment to improve our future, starting with the lives of our children. United for Kids closes the gap between public concern for kids and meaningful support of pro-child policies in Oregon.


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In making Oregon a better place

When you join United for Kids, you join a movement of thousands of Oregonians across the state who share one goal: to make Oregon a great place to be a kid. Members of United for Kids are provided with the timely information and easy-to-use tools they need to influence state-level policy and investments for kids. With a united voice, we speak for Oregon’s future and for Oregon’s kids.

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The Children's Agenda

Meaningful progress for kids happens when advocates, businesses, voters and elected leaders are clear about what it will take to make Oregon a great place to be a kid. The 2015 Children’s Agenda is a coordinated approach to speaking on behalf of kids with more than 60 pro-child advocacy organizations contributing their best ideas, research, and endorsements in order to be clear about what our children need from Oregon’s elected leaders.

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News & Updates

United for Kids is growing every day. Get the latest information about how Oregonians are speaking with a unified voice for our children and how you can join the effort.


Empowering immigrants and refugees to build new lives

May 20, 2016

In many ways, Mohammed is a regular 6th grader who enjoys kickball and superheroes. However, as a Sudanese refugee born in Jordan, he faced serious academic challenges with reading when he and his family arrived in Portland. His parents were eager to improve their children’s opportunities, but they struggled with navigating the U.S. education system…. Read more »