Working together means positive change for kids


2019 Children’s Agenda

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United for Kids

Making Oregon a place where all children can thrive requires ensuring an even playing field for children to reach their full potential. Through United for Kids, we bring together a community of advocates, coalitions, and organizations to champion state legislative policies and shared investments that benefit children’s health, safety, economic security, and education. United by a shared Children’s Agenda, over 100 partner organizations spur communities and elected leaders to action on behalf of Oregon’s 860,000 children.

A united voice for Oregon children

The Children’s Agenda is a roadmap of solutions for state legislators to address the most pressing problems facing children and families. By presenting structural ways we can protect and improve the lives of all Oregon kids, the Children’s Agenda not only urges policymakers to action, but helps all of us make Oregon the best place to be a kid.

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A community of advocates

Over 100 partners with expertise in child and family issues bring a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and priorities to inform the policies we pursue and the strategies we employ. Our partners harness the power of collective action to spur meaningful change for our children when they join forces as United for Kids. Click here for a full list of our partners.

“We appreciate Children First for Oregon’s leadership through their United for Kids initiative, and their efforts to bring organizations together to make systemic change for children and families in our state.” — Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, United for Kids partner

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United for Kids connects organizations and individuals who envision a better future for Oregon children. Join United for Kids’ partners and supporters in speaking up for Oregon’s children with a strong, united voice. 


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Legislative Successes:

Debate for Oregon’s Future

On October 2, 2018, Oregon’s candidates for governor answered questions from 15 youth in a first-of-its-kind gubernatorial debate. Presented by Children First for Oregon, KOIN, and Pamplin Media, the Debate for Oregon’s Future gave students from across the state an opportunity to hold the candidates accountable for the issues that matter most to them.