Today, our friends at Children First for Oregon announced the release our 2015 Progress Report, an annual data-driven analysis on the well-being of kids in Oregon. You can view the full report here and you can explore the data here.
The report shows that Oregon’s children continue to face significant barriers to success. Despite slight improvements in some areas, progress for kids is largely stalled.
But Oregon has a long history of a pioneer spirit – both in people and public policies. We are trail blazers. And now is the time to be pioneers again. To unite on behalf of kids and make meaningful long-term change. That’s why the report includes concrete policy solutions currently under consideration, like a higher minimum wage, more early childhood education, and expansion of the home visiting program.
These solutions come directly from policy experts at organizations and coalitions like The Urban League of Portland, Children’s Institute, Center for Intercultural Organizing, ReadyNation, Family Forward Oregon, and many more.
To make true progress we need to work together as advocates and Oregonians, hold lawmakers accountable, and build power for our kids. By highlighting the problem and uniting around these solutions with the urgency and determination shown by so many great pioneers before us, we can and we will make Oregon the best place to be a kid.
If you believe kids should a top public policy priority, join us today!