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Democratic Legislative Leaders Unveil Democrats' "Opportunity Agenda for Working Families"

January 20, 2017

PIERRE, SD – At their weekly press conference today, State Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Billie Sutton of Burke and State House Democratic Leader Spence Hawley of Brookings unveiled the Democratic Caucus’s “Opportunity Agenda for Working Families” – the five main bills Democratic state legislators will focus on the rest of the session. 296 more words

South Dakota

Oregon's Poor Working Families Have More Company

More Oregon families that have at least one working parent are living in poverty, according to a study released Tuesday by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. 38 more words

Willamette Week

Ankeny State House Candidates Address Children, Working Families, Women, and Mental Health Issues

By Jack Schuler

Left to right: Rep. Kevin Koester, Jeffrey Meyers, Brett Nelson,  Heather Matson, and Andrea Philips. 

On Thursday, October 6, candidates for Iowa State House Districts 37 and 38 gathered at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, IA for the Ankeny Kids & Working Families Candidate Forum to address questions regarding wellbeing of children, access to childcare, minimum wage, mental health care for youths, the foster system, and other issues that affect working families. 701 more words

Election 2016

These Are the Best and Worst States for Working Parents

This piece originally appeared on Money.com.

The U.S. is still the only wealthy country that doesn’t guarantee paid parental leave for employees, so rights for working parents are largely won at the state level. 735 more words

Leadership

Trump: No Friend of Workers

By HENRY GARRIDO
Executive Director, District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump portrays himself as a champion of the financially suffering middle class and disaffected blue-collar workers. 554 more words

Unions

The Childcare Gap is Widening

Zoe Hanson, the young mother of a year old infant, was feeling down: She and her husband Scott had just moved to Pacifica near San Francisco, to an apartment in a “crumbly house,” a tract home, that, nevertheless, at $3,000 a month, was untenably expensive. 1,044 more words

How Obama’s Presidency Has Been A Victory For Working Parents

I am sad that President Obama’s time in the White House is coming to an end, he has accomplished much yet imagine how much further we might have gone together if we had never had a Tea Party Republican faction in congress, better yet no blue dog democrats, they were a huge thorn in our side during the passage of the ACA, good riddance when they were voted out. 248 more words