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Women Working for Working Women

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Published by: Olivia Brown

28th December 2013

Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List and American Women, has written a guest blog for Huffington Post, spotlighting the ways in which women are working for working women. EMILY’s List endeavours to elect Democratic women to office, in order to bring a different perspective with a new voice that advocates policies reflecting the views and opinions of American women. Democratic Leaders and Congresswomen have united to introduce a new economic agenda called ‘When Women Succeed, America Succeeds’, which includes a number of policies that will impact positively on women and families.

Schriock highlights that women make up 47 percent of the workforce in America, with four out of ten households with children under the age of 18 headed by a mother who is the primary or only breadwinner for the family. With this in mind, shouldn’t governments and lawmakers already be striving to ensure that raising a family is compatible with working life for women? Why is it that it takes organisations, such as EMILY’s List, to elect women to office when only they can truly reflect the reality of the working American woman?

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Read the full article from Stephanie Schriock on Huffington Post here.

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