National Partnership for Women & Families

MEDIA ADVISORY: Key Policy Priorities for Women and Families Will Be Focus of Congressional Event Hosted by Leading Women’s Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 24, 2014 —

As demand for public policies that make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly grows, the National Partnership for Women & Families will host a congressional briefing on Wednesday to discuss the specific legislative and policy proposals the nation’s women and families want this year. The event will feature members of Congress, public opinion polling specialist Diane Feldman, and leaders and policy experts from the National Partnership. It will be moderated by Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D - Mass.)
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D – Conn.)
U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (D – Md.)
Diane Feldman, President of The Feldman Group
Debra L. Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families
MODERATOR: Ruth Marcus, Columnist for the Washington Post

Congressional briefing and policy discussion hosted by the National Partnership for Women & Families. Lunch will be provided.

11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Room SVC 212-10, U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.

Media must have valid press credential and are encouraged to RSVP in advance to Sadie Kliner at or 202-986-2600.

At the event, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Donna Edwards will talk about the need for a legislative agenda that supports women and families in 2014. National Partnership President Debra L. Ness, and The Feldman Group President Diane Feldman will discuss the challenges faced by America’s women and their families today, as well as policies that would help. The event will conclude with a detailed discussion of specific priorities, including: establishing paid family and medical leave and paid sick days standards; promoting fair pay for women; securing contraceptive coverage; combating pregnancy discrimination; and increasing access to quality, affordable health care and comprehensive reproductive health services.

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at

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