Statements about Families

"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."

"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."

Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."

Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."

Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."

Says "the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. (for) women under 50 is being killed by their spouse or domestic partner."

Says with the ongoing economic downturn, child abuse is on the rise.

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