National Partnership for Women & Families

Women’s Leader Commends White House Plan to Host Summit on Working Families

Statement of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 23, 2013 —

“Across the country, hardworking people are struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families, without the basic programs and policies they need to manage both job and family. That is why we were so pleased to learn today that the Obama administration will host a White House Summit on Working Families next year, to advance the national dialogue on an issue of paramount importance to our country: finding, keeping and advancing good jobs for all.

This summit is an opportunity to raise the profile of the issues facing working people today, and to talk about real solutions. We look forward to a lively and honest conversation about the need to prioritize fair pay, living wages, access to paid sick days and paid family and medical leave for all workers, protections against discrimination of all kinds, and more. These common sense measures are critical to good jobs and to the well-being of our working families and our economy.”

Contact

Sadie Kliner (202) 986-2600 skliner@nationalpartnership.org

The National Partnership for Women & Families drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act. The organization 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 www.NationalPartnership.org.

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