Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion would benefit 90% of Oregon’s children under 18
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Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion would benefit 90% of Oregon’s children under 18

Millions of children and families across the country and in Oregon will be lifted out of poverty and receive much-needed economic relief through the expansion of two major Child Tax Credits, provisions of the American Rescue Plan COVID relief legislation...

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Centering children and youth in the upcoming legislative session

As we move into 2021, we are busy finalizing the 2021 Children’s Agenda. The Children’s Agenda serves as a comprehensive roadmap to the policy solutions and investments necessary to create an Oregon where our children and youth are able to achieve their highest potential. With the contributions and voices of over 115 partners from across the state, this unifying, equity-centered platform sets the course towards improved whole child well-being. The 7th annual Children’s Agenda will be officially released on January 19th to coincide with the opening of the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session...

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Our Children Oregon denounces yesterday’s domestic terrorist attack in the U.S. Capitol

Our Children Oregon denounces the violent, white nationalist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday in what was an attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win and undermine our democracy. We condemn the law enforcement response to this attack that reinforced the racist double standard that exists and persists in our nation between white and BIPOC communities. Further, it was unacceptable that the confederate flag was flown in the halls of our government and we acknowledge that many in our community are experiencing deep pain at seeing this allowed...

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Reflecting on 2020 and reimagining possibilities for 2021

2020 has been a year of challenges and extraordinary events—a global pandemic, devastating wildfires, a powerful movement for racial justice. The trauma of these events have weighed heavy on children and families, especially children and families of color, as they navigate compounding factors of social isolation, stress, and uncertainty...

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Oregon data shows the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oregon families with children—food security, housing, and mental health care among greatest concerns

OREGON—Oregon families are struggling to meet the needs of children during the COVID-19 pandemic and manage finances, school, work, and mental health, according to Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond, a new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In normal times and in times of crisis, all children deserve to have their basic needs met and for families to have the support to meet the challenges they face. This report shows how children and families are suffering from the unprecedented disruption and economic storm set off by the COVID-19 crisis.

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2020 Oregon KIDS COUNT County Data Cards Release: Pre-COVID Data Lays Foundation for Child Well-being

Prior to devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires, many child well-being indicators in Oregon showed positive five year trends according to data compiled annually...

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Visualizing our values: How the Metropolitan Group helped OCO express our brand

United by a shared belief in the promise and potential of each and every child in Oregon, we [The Metropolitan Group] partnered with the Our Children Oregon team to develop a brand that reflected the merger between Children’s First for Oregon and Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon. It was clear immediately that our values and vision for transformative change were sympatico...

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