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ADVISORY: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Discuss Making Progress on a National Family-Policy Agenda
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ADVISORY: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Discuss Making Progress on a National Family-Policy Agenda

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 23, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) will deliver a keynote address at the Center for American Progress Action Fund on the need for a national family-policy agenda.

Over the course of the past half-century, the American family has undergone cataclysmic change, due chiefly to the movement of women from the home to the paid workforce. And yet our society consistently fails to adapt to the heightened demands placed upon its families. Despite robust public support for work-family policies and legislative action in some states and cities, progress on national family policy has been remarkably limited.

Following the keynote address, Judith Warner, author of the forthcoming Center for American Progress report, “Lessons Learned: Reflections on Four Decades of Fighting for Families,” will moderate a discussion on how changing public policy to support America’s families is viable, doable, and already beginning to happen.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote speaker:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

Featured panelists:
Netsy Firestein, Executive Director, Labor Project for Working Families
Bethany Robertson, President, American Parents Associations
Kimberly Morgan, Associate Professor of Political Science, George Washington University
Jocelyn Frye, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy; Director of Policy and Special Projects for the First Lady

Moderated by:
Judith Warner, Senior Fellow at American Progress

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
1:00 p.m. ET – 2:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
A live stream of the event will be available here.

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For more information, please contact Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6277.

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