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Working Families

Health Care Reform: The New Promised Land

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Lynch

When my father died we were left in insurmountable, unrecoverable debt and we did, literally, go broke because he got sick.

Labor Day Investing

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Labor Day is a reminder of what workers can achieve when they organize: improved working conditions, fairness in the work place, holiday and vacation pay, health care and pensions.

A Message for Labor Day

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

This Labor Day, let's recommit ourselves to helping workers organize and fight for their rights. Let's work together to win meaningful reforms that ensure access to quality, affordable health care.

Providing Parental Leave Benefits Invests in Federal Working Families

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

As new parents, federal workers are forced to decide between staying home with their children without pay or return to work early. We believe this is a choice federal workers should not have to make.

Recession Spending: Furloughs, Shrinking Incomes

nytimes.com | MICHAEL LUO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LINCOLN, Calif. -- The Ferrells have cut back on dance lessons for their twin daughters. Vaccinations for the family's two cats and two dogs are out. ...

Let's Honor Mothers Every Day

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

This weekend, families all across America will be thanking mothers for the sacrifices they make -- something we should remember long after the cards are opened and the flowers are put in vases.

What About Welfare?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

The present plan includes tax cuts that will benefit even those too poor to pay taxes, and includes $4 billion for child care services for low-income families.

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Obama will need our help to repair the damage that has been done during the past eight years. He will need our hearts, our minds and our spirit.

Obama's Inbox on Women and Work: Welfare, Job Equity, and Education

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Although the recession is hitting men's employment more directly, overall women's employment rates in the 2000s have fallen more, and progress toward gender equality has stalled.

Who Pays When Families Move?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Even if it's not "rational" economically, couples are much more likely to move for the husband's career. The gender logic within families is often more powerful than the economic logic.

The American People Say "Yes We Can"

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Tuesday's election was a milestone in building an America that lives up to its ideals, an event that has broken down old barriers and opened up new doors.

A New Day is Within Our Grasp

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

While John McCain would like to make this election about fear and division, we all know it's about hope and unity.

Children's Defense Fund Founder: McCain Will Leave Millions Of Children Uninsured

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Sen. McCain has no specific plan for children. We keep a Congressional scorecard... Senator McCain received the lowest score of anyone in the Senate in 2007."

Look Beyond Wall Street In Reporting The Country's Economic Catastrophe

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Odile Weissenborn

When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled. The economic distress still unfolding in the foreclosure crisis is enormous. At least 1 million more families will face foreclosure.

Working Families Hold Own Convention - Adopt Comprehensive Plaftform

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Linked via satellite, and using instant, touch-pad voting, working families in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Chicago voted to adopt a comprehensive plat...

Republicans and Democrats Had Their Say -- Now Hear From America's Families

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Low-income families are attending the Equal Voice for America's Families Convention to call for the adoption of a national family platform that truly addresses the issues impacting families.

Third Convention Yields Ambitious National Family Platform -- Attendees Discuss

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Low income families from across the country came together to discuss and ratify a National Family Platform. In this short video, attendees share about the process.

Staying the Course for Working Families: Kennedy and Obama (Mchelle this time)

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

Senator Ted Kennedy brought participants at the first night of the Democratic Convention to their feet just by showing up. His courage, valor, and de...