A few months ago, Women’s Foundation of Oregon (WFO) released the study Count Her In, which laid out the startling challenges women and girls face in Oregon. WFO recently released a new set of companion briefs that lays out potential solutions to these challenges.
WFO worked with experts, advocates, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to assemble a set of evidence-based and common sense policies that are already working elsewhere. In particular, these briefs address the “Eight That Can’t Wait" -- the set of profound inequities faced by Oregon’s women and girls.
As Oregon's 2017 legislative session gets underway, the urgency in Oregon couldn't be more clear. We want Oregon's leaders to ask themselves this simple question before every decision this session: Is this action good for all women and girls?