OUR STORY

In 2014, over twenty Oregon labor unions, community groups, and racial justice organization came together with a clear recognition that our economy is broken and the status quo simply doesn’t work for many of us--women, people of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrants and working families. 

We launched Fair Shot for All with three core objectives: 

  • to give a voice to those who are often left behind in the political process: low-wage workers, women, and people of color;

  • to turn the discussion of racial, gender, and economic inequality into action;

  • to hold legislators accountable--and to win.

Fair Shot for All recognizes that together, we accomplish more. We created our coalition to build on our strengths around the table--each coalition member brings time, people, and resources to our fight against economic, racial, and gender inequality. 

Since 2015, Fair Shot for All has fought for, and won, access to paid sick days, a higher minimum wage, stronger reproductive freedoms, health care for every kid, a secure way to save for retirement, job opportunities for people with prior convictions and arrests, and the training and accountability needed to end police profiling. These advancements toward racial, gender, and economic justice show just how strong our coalition is. When we join together, we are unstoppable.