If the new Congress and a new administration want to get off on the right foot with hard-working families, they must commit to policies designed and proven to improve outcomes for young children. This National Work and Family Month, let's hold our candidates to a real commitment to hard-working families by demanding meaningful policy adoption and implementation. It's time to move from rhetoric to reality.
Last night's speech by Donald Trump was a desperate bid to attract the powerful mom vote. Despite his attempt to recreate reality and position himself as a champion of working families and women -- including the outrageously false claim that Hillary Clinton "has no child care plan" (Secretary Clinton has had a comprehensive plan since June 2015) -- moms will not be fooled.
Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. King went to Memphis to support African American garbage workers, who were on strike to protest unsafe conditions, abusive white supervisors, and low wages -- and to gain recognition for their union. Their picket signs relayed a simple but profound message: "I Am A Man."