The Shriver Report – A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink

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A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
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.”  → Read More
What Women Need
Working Women Need Good Health Coverage and Paid Sick Time
This month, millions of previously uninsured women across the country are finally gaining desperately-needed health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But some of our country’s newly-insured women may have trouble actually using their health coverage to seek urgent care, get a mammogram or take a sick child to the doctor. That’s because they work for employers that offer no paid sick time, and risk losing their jobs if they are ill and can’t come to work.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Are we There Yet? Thoughts on “The Shriver Report Live”
It was 1963 when I sat in my 7th grade civics class in Louisiana and learned that on August 18, 1920, only 31 years before I was born, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified giving women the right to vote. I was outraged! I raised my hand and blurted out, “What? Ridiculous! You’re kidding me!” Having a male teacher, I spent the rest of class-time writing lines, “I will not disrupt the class with my outbursts.”  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Watch “The Shriver Report LIVE”
On Wednesday, January 15th, The Atlantic presented “The Shriver Report LIVE.” Held in Washington, D.C., the full-day event brought the lastest Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink to life as thought leaders, activists and real women came together on stage to discuss important issues affecting women on the brink and the children who depend on them. You can watch the full event here.  → Read More
Turning Poverty Around: Training Parents to Help Their Kids
By Jennifer Garner
For many people, it’s easier to comprehend and try to address poverty in the slums of India or in drought-scorched Africa than here in the United States. But one in four children in this country is growing up poor. Growing up in West Virginia, I saw this kind of poverty around me in the forgotten mountain communities—kids growing up resigned to their own helplessness. But I always wanted to do something to help, inspired by my own mother’s story.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
The Irony of Today’s College Admissions
Low-income students, like myself, are at the brink of receiving a life-altering college education. While at the same time, at the brink of giving up due to the financial paralysis of getting a single foot in the door.  → Read More
Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
10 Things You Can Do to Power a Woman’s Nation
1. Get The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink at Read it, discuss it, implement it, and pass it on.
2. Get smart. Build a stable foundation for your future by putting college before kids. Women with only a high school diploma are three to four times more likely to live on the financial brink than those with a college degree.
3. Invest in yourself. Today’s women and girls need to think of themselves as providers in their families, not provided for. Increase your own earning power, learn about savings plans, and be financially savvy.  → Read More
A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink: Facts and Figures
One in three women in America are living in poverty or teetering on its brink. That’s 42 million women plus the 28 million children who depend on them.
The American family has changed. Today, only one in five families has a homemaker mom and working dad. Two out of three families depend on the wages of working moms who are struggling to balance caregiving and breadwinning.  → Read More
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