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RELEASE: CAP, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the Department of Labor to Lead White House Summit on Working Families

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277
Email: mmeth@americanprogress.org

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress announced that next spring it will partner with the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Department of Labor to convene the White House Summit on Working Families. The summit will focus on elevating the ongoing national conversation about making today’s workplace work for everyone and ensuring that women have a fair shot to help their families succeed.

“We know that when women succeed in the workplace, our families and our overall economy thrive,” said CAP President Neera Tanden. “That’s why we are excited to have the Center for American Progress join the White House and the Department of Labor to seek out new ideas to ensure that all women have a fair shot to help their families get ahead.”

This week, at the U.N. General Assembly, Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership—a coalition of countries committed to promoting equality for women and girls. At the event, the countries participating in the Equal Futures Partnership each identify achievable goals and make a specific commitment to take action. The White House Summit on Working Families is one of the commitments to action that the United States announced as part of its broader work on behalf of the Equal Futures Partnership.

In the lead-up to the summit, the Center for American Progress will continue to push policymakers to prioritize women’s economic security by developing and elevating specific policies that take into account the realities faced by working parents struggling to balance the demands of their jobs with the needs of their families and holding events that elevate women’s voices to the center of the policy debate.

To speak with CAP experts about the White House Summit on Working Families, please contact Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6277.

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