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Last week, our Executive Director, Sarah Standiford, went to Washington to meet with members of the Obama Administration to talk about family-friendly workplace policies.

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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. As we emerge from one of the worst recessions in history, this bill would have ensured that American women and their families are not bringing home smaller paychecks because of discrimination. Unfortunately, neither Senator Snowe nor Senator Collins voted in favor of the Paycheck […]

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Vice President Biden, along with members of the White House Middle Class Task Force and Council on Women and Girls, will announce recommendations from the Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force to help families negotiate the work-family balance. The passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act is among these recommendations. President Obama made it clear that equal […]

On Thursday, financial reform received a green light from the Senate when it passed in a 60-39 vote. Three Republicans joined the 57 Democratic supporters for an overhaul of financial institutions that is understood to be the most substantial financial reform since the Great Depression. Among the supporters were – drum roll, please! – our […]

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While driving to the office this morning I heard some comforting words from our First Lady, Michelle Obama. Quoted on a NPR piece, More Employers Make Room for Work-life Balance, the first lady commented that, “this isn’t just about family balance, this is about making workplaces stronger and attracting the most qualified people.” It’s true! […]