Ms. Foundation for Women calls on Congress to pass a budget that supports women and working families

 

NEW YORK — The Ms. Foundation for Women applauds the president’s comprehensive approach to improving the lives of women and working families. “The budget should reflect the values and priorities of our country, and this one gets us closer. President Obama’s budget puts women and working families first,” said Ms. Foundation President and CEO Teresa C. Younger. “Congress and state legislators should follow his lead and pass federal and state budgets and legislation that also support women and working families.”

The Ms. Foundation’s Economic Justice program has long supported public policies to promote women’s economic security, including measures to raise the minimum wage, increase child care subsidies and raise working conditions for child care workers, abolish the “tipped” minimum wage, expand paid leave and implement pay equity, as well as other measures to support women in the workplace and at home. The foundation’s Women’s Health program has worked closely with grantees and activists throughout the country to ensure that women’s health needs are met through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“The president’s proposed budget addresses many of the Ms. Foundation’s top priorities,” said Younger. “This budget prioritizes women and working families, promising to tackle longstanding obstacles to women’s economic security, safety and health.”

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For more than 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in nearly 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide.