Shriver’s groundbreaking report examines America’s new economic reality
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Maria Shriver met with President Obama in the Oval Office at the White House to brief him on the findings from her latest Shriver Report. Her statement on that meeting is below.
“I’m delighted that the President could meet with us today to hear about the startling findings of the Shriver Report, produced in partnership with the Center for American Progress. I told the President that the bottom line message of our report is that, if you lead with women you’ll have a robust economy and healthier families, and if you leave them out, you won’t. President Obama told me that he would like the issues we highlight in the report– paid leave and sick time, pay equity, access to benefits and child care — to inform the summit he is hosting this spring on working families. We look forward to working with the Administration and a bi-partisan coalition on the important public, private, and personal solutions raised in our report.”