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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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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Child tax credit expansion set to 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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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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