Valuing All Our Families: Progressive Policies that Strengthen Family Commitments and Reduce Family Disparities

Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children. Too often, however, national debates about the family have been limited to arguing the merits of married versus single parenthood, or “traditional” families versus “alternative” ones. An underlying assumption often seems to be that these are static forms into which children are born and remain until they leave home.

It is time to move beyond the simple binaries that tend to structure public debate in this area. Please join the Center for American Progress for an event to release a report that offers a new framework for understanding family indicators that can influence child and adult outcomes and policy recommendations that support stable and healthy relationships and economic security for all families.

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Featured remarks:
Katrina Gilbert, featured in the HBO and Shriver Report documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert”

Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, The George Washington University
Elisabeth Jacobs, Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Joshua Dubois, author, speaker, and former Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Moderated by:
Shawn Fremstad, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.