CAP Action, Progress Iowa to Host Iowa Women’s Economic Security Forum

progress iowa

October 29, 2015

Contact

Chelsea Kiene, 202.478.5328, ckiene@americanprogressaction.org

Matt Sinovic, matt@progressiowa.org

ADVISORY: CAP Action, Progress Iowa to Host Iowa Women’s Economic Security Forum

Des Moines, IA — Too many working families are struggling to make ends meet and to respond to the competing demands of work and family. Every day, women and men across Iowa confront impossible choices between ensuring their families are cared for and working in order to get by. What’s more, mothers are the sole, primary, or co-breadwinners in more than 7 in 10 Iowa families. Unfortunately, our public policies have not kept pace with the reality of what women and families need to put economic security within reach and have a fair shot to get ahead.

On Thursday, November 5, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Progress Iowa will host a forum on women and family’s economic security and the concrete solutions needed so that working families can fulfill their obligations at work and at home without putting one or the other at risk. At the forum, state advocates, policymakers, and legislators will announce a legislative agenda and call to action for Iowa women and working families.

WHO:

Featured speakers:

Sally Pederson, 45th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa (D)

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO, Care.com

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director/CEO and Co-founder of MomsRising.org

Additional speakers and panels will be announced in the days leading up to the event.

WHEN:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

9:00 a.m. CT – 3:00 p.m. CT

WHERE:

Central Library

1000 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

RSVP:

Click here to RSVP.

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Chelsea Kiene at ckiene@americanprogressaction.org or Matt Sinovic at matt@progressiowa.org.

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