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ADVISORY: White House, Department of Labor and Center for American Progress to Hold Next Regional Forum on Working Families in Boston Area

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of a series of regional events to examine how 21st century workplaces can meet the needs of businesses and working families leading up to the White House Summit on Working Families in June, on Monday, May 19, the White House, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, and the Center for American Progress will host its next Forum on Working Families in Cambridge, Mass. Betsey Stevenson, a member of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, will participate, along with members of Congress, local officials, business leaders and workers’ advocates.

The goal of the Summit and the regional events is to examine innovative solutions for creating workplaces that provide hardworking Americans the opportunity to get ahead and ensure that America remains competitive on a global scale. Monday’s Forum will also examine the recent efforts by the city of Boston and the commonwealth of Massachusetts to remove barriers to women’s advancement in the workplace, eliminate the city’s wage gap, and create public-private partnerships to strengthen opportunity for working women and their families.

The regional discussions will help inform the national Summit on June 23, and will explore how all sectors can work together on key issues facing workers with families and the businesses that want to recruit and retain them. For more information, visit

Monday’s event in Cambridge is free and open to the public and the media. Attendees are invited to join the conversation on Twitter using #WorkingFamilies.


  • White House Council of Economic Advisers Member, Betsey Stevenson
  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro
  • U.S. Representative Katherine Clark
  • U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau Director Latifa Lyles
  • Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Maya Harris


Monday, May 19, 2014
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT


John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142


Individuals interested in attending this free event should register at

Media interested in attending the event or obtaining interviews should contact Andre Bowser at 617-565-2074 or by email at


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