--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Institute for Women’s Policy Research:
The National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) is hosting a congressional briefing and lunch for congressional staff, media, and the public. “Challenges and Opportunities in the 112th Congress: Women's Economic Security" will address economic trends and policies that continue to impact women, families, and communities as the new Congress members take their seats this month. Discussion will focus on legislation projected to come up this year in areas such as education and job training, retirement and Social Security, health care reform, welfare reform, equal pay, debt, taxes, and the budget.
This briefing is hosted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and organized by the Older Women’s Economic Security Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. In the fall of 1998, NCWO formed an Older Women's Economic Security (OWES) Task Force to address the critical issue of Social Security reform and to help policy makers understand women's stake in this crucial issue. The OWES Task Force is co-chaired by Heidi Hartmann, President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women.
Joan Entmacher, J.D., Vice President for Family Economic
Security, National Women’s Law Center
Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Cindy Hounsell, J.D., President, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women
Joan Kuriansky, J.D., Executive Director, Wider Opportunities for Women
Terry O’Neill, J.D., President, National Organization for Women
Lenora Cole, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College
Friday, January 21, 2011
12 noon—1 p.m. E.S.T.
Lunch will be provided.
Capitol Visitor Center, HVC 215
Caroline Dobuzinskis, Communications Manager at IWPR, email@example.com, 202-758-5100.
About the Organizers
NCWO is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition that represents over 11 million women across the United States. Its over 200 member organizations collaborate through substantive policy work and grassroots activism to address issues of concern to women, including family and work, economic equity, education, affirmative action, older women, corporate accountability, women and technology, reproductive freedom, women's health, younger women and global progress for women's equality.
IWPR conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.