WASHINGTON (March 21, 2007) -- Corporate Voices for Working Families, a Washington-DC based non-profit corporate membership organization, today posted the first edition of its Moms in Action blog to the Working Mother website. Moms in Action is a new blog on the MomBlog page of www.WorkingMother.com focused on informing readers about how to make their voices heard on issues that are important to working families.
“Corporate Voices for Working Families is pleased to be entering into this partnership with Working Mother. The Moms in Action blog will give Working Mother readers a road map to public policy issues from early childhood development and afterschool programs to elder care and flexibility,” said Donna Klein, President and CEO of Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF). “We know the laws being proposed and the regulations being drafted that will impact working families. With this blog, we can educate readers on how to make their voices heard on the issues that are important to them.”
“Working Mother has always advocated family-friendly workplaces: for more than 20 years, we have been honoring those employers whose policies allow working parents to find work-life balance,” said Carol Evans, CEO, Working Mother Media. “But as proud as we are of these companies, we also realize there is only so much they can do in leading by example. For change to be immediate and significant, we need our elected officials to fight for family-friendly legislation on the federal level. Thank goodness for Donna Klein and the amazing work of her organization Corporate Voices. She keeps work-family issues front and center in our nation's Capital, where there is so much to be done.”
Each month, CVWF will post a new blog with information on hot topics in public policy, including simple action items to help readers get involved. Action items may consist of writing to your Congressman or requesting more information from your employer on the Earned Income Tax Credit or Flexibility options.
Public policy topics covered in the Moms in Action blog will include:
• Updates on No Child Left Behind reauthorization;
• Proposed changes to the Family Care Spending Account and the Child Care Tax Credit;
• Tips for managers and working families to effectively access and use flexibility at work; and
• Tips for Mature Workers and dealing with Elder Care issues.
At the end of every blog, readers will have the option to take a pulse survey on current public policy issues in the news. “We want to hear from readers about what is important to them and what topics we should cover in future blogs,” said Klein. “The survey questions will make sure we are addressing the needs of Working Mother readers and their opinions can be shared to highlight issues of concern to working families.”
Corporate Voices for Working Families is the leading national business membership organization representing the private sector voice in the dialogue on public policy issues related to working families. As an independent 501(c) 3, Corporate Voices facilitates research and provides solutions to legislators and business on Early Childhood Education and After School Care, Family Economic Stability, Worker Flexibility, the future of the Mature Workforce, and Youth Transitions. Collectively our 53 partner companies employ more than 4 million individuals throughout all fifty states, with annual net revenues of $1 trillion.