The Shriver Report – Paycheck to Paycheck’s Katrina Gilbert Discusses How Policy Change Can Help Families
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Paycheck to Paycheck’s Katrina Gilbert Discusses How Policy Change Can Help Families

The Center for American Progress published the “Valuing All Our Families: Progressive Policies that Strengthen Family Commitments and Reduce Family Disparities” report and hosted an event on January 12th, 2015 which featured remarks by Katrina Gilbert. Katrina’s story of pushing back against the brink of poverty was documented in HBO’s Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert which is a part of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.” 

At the event, Katrina shared what helped her push back against the brink of financial insecurity, while recounting the times she had trouble putting food on the table despite her full-time employment as a certified nurses assistant. From access to reliable and quality childcare to paid sick leave, Katrina shares how the resources and policies suggested in this report have the ability to impact her family and many like them.

Katrina said,”I hope that by participating today, I can help move us towards a place where we are valuing all our families.”