2021 National KIDS COUNT Report Release: Smart Policy and Investments Can Strengthen Pandemic Recovery

Oregon ranks 25th nationally according to the 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how families have fared between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crisis...

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2021 Oregon KIDS COUNT Data Cards Release: The Future for Oregon’s Children is Tied to Today’s Investments

Now is the time for our legislators, county leaders, and other public officials to commit to continued and new strategic investments for children, their families, and our communities...

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Keeping Children Connected: Policy Efforts to Improve Broadband Access and Affordability (Part 2)

As part one of this blog described, broadband access and affordability in Oregon is essential for children, families, and individuals. Recognizing the importance of addressing and improving broadband availability, many of Oregon’s legislators are working to implement and further policy changes this legislative session...

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Our Children Oregon Statement on the Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial

Our Children Oregon acknowledges the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin on all three counts for George Floyd's murder. We know that while this verdict may offer some solace to the Floyd family, it does not bring back their son, their father, their brother, their loved one...

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Keeping Children Connected: Broadband internet access and affordability in Oregon is essential (part 1)

As more people gain access to COVID-19 vaccinations, we are looking at a post-pandemic life that will look quite different than pre-pandemic. As the lasting tragedy and economic devastation caused by the pandemic continues, this moment also presents an opportunity to mindfully address long-standing socioeconomic and equity issues that have been laid bare. Among these issues is access to broadband internet...

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Our Children Oregon condemns the hate crimes and racial violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Our Children Oregon condemns the hate crimes and racial violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. Nationwide and right here in Oregon, acts of harassment, violence, and trauma against Asian Americans have progressively increased since the pandemic began—a trend fueled by deep-rooted white supremacy and systemic racism. This is unacceptable...

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