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.
Today is the eighth and final Labor Day the country will celebrate with Barack Obama as its president. As we pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our nation, it's well worth taking a moment to appreciate this president's deep and enduring commitment to equal opportunity for women in the workplace and the impact it has had.
The fact is women are not all the same - and their needs and preferences for work life aren't the same either. If we really want to see women advance in the workplace we must insist that government take a step back, allow businesses to grow and create jobs, and give women (and men) every chance to enter the workforce, gain experience, and find jobs that fit their needs.