Campaigns & Projects

Whether yours is a chosen family, an extended family, or a biological family, we believe you know what's best for you and yours, and we're working to help you get it. Check out some of the recent campaigns Strong Families has supported to ensure that policy accurately reflects the needs of families all over the country.

APD Forward

APD Forward
If you believe that Albuquerque deserves a professional, responsible, and community-friendly police department, join our efforts!

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Mama's Day

Mama's Day
Strong Families celebrates Mama's Day by highlighting the real lives and experiences of the mamas in our lives.

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Echoing Ida

Echoing Ida
Echoing Ida is a group of women thinkers, writers, and change agents committed to amplifying the perspectives of our communities in online and social media around pressing social justice issues.

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Trans Day of Resilence

Trans Day of Resilience
Trans Day of Resilience is an art and activism project that recognizes and supports trans women and femmes of color in their lives and leadership, not just in death.

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Strong Families New Mexico

Strong Families New Mexico
Strong Families New Mexico is a state based program of Forward Together working to shift culture and create new policies that recognize the many kinds of families in our state.

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Revolutionizing a Dream

Revolutionizing a Dream
The Revolutionizing A Dream (RAD) cohort is the young people's arm of the Strong Families movement. We are made up of organizations that work with young people ages 13 to 23 on issues of race, gender and sexuality.

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Who Pays?

Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families
A collaborative participatory research project with 20 community-based organizations across the country to address the impact of incarceration on families.

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#NOTEENSHAME

Young Parents Cohort
From advocating for legislation at the state level to addressing problematic campaigns that shame young parents, the organizations and individuals involved in Strong Families' Young Parent Cohort are sharing and aligning their work to make culture and policy that shifts away from the culture of stigmatizing young parents.

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Past Work

Protecting Domestic Workers

Protecting Domestic Workers
Passage of AB 241 the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, makes California only the third state in the nation with basic work place protections for domestic workers. 

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Increasing Abortion Access

Increasing Abortion Access
AB 154 increases women’s access to reproductive health by licensing Nurse Practitioners, Certified Midwives, and Physicians Assistants to perform abortions under 20 weeks. 

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Rape is Rape

Rape is Rape
Governor Susanna Martinez's administration used the term “forcible rape” in legislative policy for women seeking childcare assistance. Strong Families and it's partners came together to tell Governor Susanna Martinez that Rape is Rape!

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Our Families Count

Our Families Count
Strong Families partners showed up daily in Sante Fe to advocate on many issues, we are also preparing the first ever Our Families Count Legislative Report, due out in early 2014. 

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Vote For Us!

Vote For Us!
Vote For Us! is a campaign to help ensure that every family has the rights, recognition, and resources needed to thrive.

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No More Shackling

No More Shackling of Pregnant Women
Victory! Governor Brown signed AB2530 into law on September 28th.

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Victory in Washington!

Victory in Washington state!
Family Assessment Response (FAR) was signed into law by Governor Gregoire on March 30th, 2012.

New Mexico Medicaid

New Mexico Medicaid
Being poor does not equal being irresponsible; all our families deserve respect.

Anti-Shackling Bill

Anti-Shackling Bill
California prisons often shackle pregnant women under the pretext of security.

Remove Anti-Choice Billboards

Remove Racist Billboards
In June 2011, Oakland became the seventh city hit with racist, anti-choice billboards.