National Partnership for Women & Families

Labor Department Kicks Off Series of Regional Forums on Working Families’ Needs in Denver

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 11, 2014 —

“The Department of Labor’s (DOL) convening of workers, businesses, academics, lawmakers and advocates in Denver today marks the start of a promising and critically important dialogue on the policies America’s working families, businesses and economy need. Today’s event kicks off a series of regional forums that will help to identify and shed much needed light on issues of paramount importance to America’s women and all families, such as paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, and equal pay for women, leading up to the White House Summit on Working Families this summer.

We commend DOL and the administration for prioritizing the needs of working families and hosting these critical conversations across the country. We look forward to future events, the attention and momentum they will generate, and future progress on the policy solutions needed to address the challenges facing the nation’s families and workplaces today.”

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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