Advisory: Leading Women of Major Advocacy Groups to Discuss Role of Working Families and Women in 2016 Elections

Neera Tanden, Cecile Richards, Stephanie Schriock and Mary Kay Henry Join Panel on Winning a Fair Shot for Women and Working Families; Pennsylvania’s Katie McGinty and AFT’s Randi Weingarten to Deliver Remarks

Washington, D.C. – On September 6th in Philadelphia, leaders of the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action), EMILY’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will discuss the role of women and working families in the elections and how they’re moving the needle to hold accountable candidates from the top of the ticket to the down-ballot.

From affordable child care and access to health care to equal pay and raising the minimum wage, working families and their needs are shaping the 2016 debates in races at every level. Political strategist and CNN political commentator Maria Cardona will moderate the panel of advocates – who helm organizations at the forefront of major movements and key issues – for a conversation about the policies that women and working families need in order to have a fair shot at getting ahead.

Panelists include CAP Action’s president Neera Tanden, Emily’s List’s president Stephanie Schriock, Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s president Cecile Richards, and SEIU’s president Mary Kay Henry.

Pennsylvania’s Katie McGinty and the American Federation of Teachers’ president Randi Weingarten will also address the audience on the power of working families to influence local and national politics.

What: Panel to discuss role and impact of women and working families in the 2016 elections.

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Where: The Franklin Institute, Laureates Conference Center
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194

Who: Moderator: Maria Cardona, political strategist and CNN political commentator

Distinguished Guests:
Pennsylvania’s Katie McGinty
Randi Weingarten, President of The American Federation of Teachers

Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Stephanie Schriock, Emily’s List
Neera Tanden, CAP Action Fund

To RSVP, please contact Beatriz Lopez at or at 202-413-2375.