Friday, January 23, 2009

Historic Inauguration brings Renewed Opportunities


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.

5 comments:

D said...

I am excited about the opportunities that this administration aims to create especially affordable healthcare for all.

Jay Li said...

I am cautiously optimistic for the future. Obama's first actions as President reassure me that he has good judgment and common sense.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see which of these initiatives the administration tries to accomplish first. In response to the earlier comment about affordable healthcare, it is a very noble and important goal for this nation. Unfortunately, while federal initiative needs to play a big part in achieving this goal, the healthcare industry itself will have to undergo major renovations in order to provide quality care for everyone at affordable prices. Thankfully, it seems that there are many within the system now who want to bring about just that.

Katharine said...

I hope that the Obama administration is true to its word and provide affordable healthcare to all Americans, especially those who cannot afford it otherwise.

Elder Economic Security Initiative said...

Thank you for your comments. It will be interesting to see how President Obama and his administration accomplish their campaign promises. We at WOW are hopeful that the President will lead with integrity and strive for economic security for women, their families, and elders. Vice President Joe Biden's Task Force on Working Families is a great start!