Thursday, February 11, 2016
Coalition of Women’s Foundations Release Statement Supporting Key Elements of Obama Budget
Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan coalition of public women’s foundations from across the country announced today its support of the investments outlined in President Obama’s Budget to expand opportunity, promote equality and build economic stability for women and working families in America. These efforts include: expanding paid leave; promoting equal pay for equal work; enforcing worker protection laws; increasing the minimum wage; supporting women-owned businesses; expanding access to quality, affordable early care and education; creating pathways to high-growth jobs; and, ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare and housing.
Prosperity Together applauds the President’s continued commitment to community-based solutions that partner government with philanthropy and corporations to create pathways to economic security for low-income women in America.
“As a lead partner in Prosperity Together, The New York Women’s Foundation commends President Obama for his 2017 budget, which reflects the great needs of women and families across the United States. To create significant shifts for women and families, we need support and partnership from government and across all sectors,” said Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation.
About Prosperity Together
Prosperity Together is a nonpartisan coalition of public women’s foundations from across the country dedicated to improving the economic security of low-income women and their families. On November 13 at The White House Prosperity Together announced a five-year, $100 million funding commitment to invest in programs and strategies that will create pathways to economic security for low-income women in America. Prosperity Together demonstrates the critical role and power of women’s foundations to drive this work in communities, state by state, across the country.