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ADVISORY: U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to Keynote CAP Event on Paid Family Leave
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ADVISORY: U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to Keynote CAP Event on Paid Family Leave

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, September 29, the Center for American Progress will host U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez for remarks regarding state and local paid leave initiatives. Secretary Perez’s remarks will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by CAP Senior Fellow Judith Warner, about how policies such as paid family leave can and must be used as vital tools in fighting income inequality.

Access to essential work-family supports such as paid family leave varies sharply by income level in the United States. Currently, the country’s highest earners are more than five times as likely than its lowest earners to have access to paid family and medical leave. In order to level the playing field, families need policies that give everyone equal protection from the income shocks that too often go hand in hand with caregiving responsibilities.


Welcoming remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor

Featured panelists:
Heidi Shierholz, Chief Economist to the Secretary of Labor
Ariel Kalil, Professor and Director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
Kitty Richards, Chief of Staff for DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman

Moderated by:
Judith Warner, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, September 29, 2015
11:00 a.m. ET – 12:30 p.m. ET

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is not guaranteed.


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For more information, contact Chelsea Kiene at [email protected] or 202.478.5328.