We could not let this week conclude without acknowledging the historic Inauguration of President Barack Obama that took place in Washington, DC just three days ago. Our nation’s capital was overflowing with people from all over the world who came to witness the unforgettable moment.
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) is optimistic about the new opportunities the Administration will provide to women, their families, and elders. We are especially pleased with the President’s language throughout his campaign on economic security and the formulation of the White House Task Force for Working Families headed by Vice President Joseph Biden. The Task Force looks to expand education and training opportunities, improve work and family balance, restore labor standards, protect middle-class and working-family incomes, and protect retirement security. Each of these goals is in line with the WOW agenda and will increase the number of people who are economically secure.
We look forward to navigating through the tough economic climate and are hopeful that the people of this country will continue to prosper and become economically secure due to WOW’s work on the national, state, and local levels and the new Administration’s commitment to these issues.