On June 23rd, the White House, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Center for American Progress (CAP) will host a Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. You can help educate and empower key stakeholders in your community to join the movement for working families by holding events to discuss the challenges facing working families and what we can do about it together.
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We are encouraging citizens to organize a discussion with members of your community to discuss the issues and challenges that face working families. By engaging community leaders, business leaders, educators, academics, neighbors and friends in a community discussion, you’ll be contributing to the national Summit in a local way.
While your discussions can be broad, here are a couple specific ideas: a round-table discussion with local business leaders about their workplace flexibility policies; a discussion with a community leader on building support structures for working parents and their children; or invite a lawmaker to speak about legislative options at the municipal level. Then you can share the ideas and strategies that came out of your discussion in a variety of formats. This will help inform the national Summit discussion.
In the months and weeks leading up to the summit, the Center for American Progress may select certain events to uplift on the White House Summit on Working Families website.