Friday, April 8, 2011

WOW Holds National Partners Summit, Releases US BEST Report

Last week, Wider Opportunities Women (WOW) was pleased to host our Elder Economic Security Initiative state partners for our National Partner Summit here in Washington, DC. WOW’s Family Economic Security program partners also participated in the Summit, which includes those organizations involved in our GREEN Institute, Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) and Self-Sufficiency Standard work. The event featured speakers from many different sectors, including administration officials, foundations and think tank organizations. Our state partners also spent an afternoon on Capitol Hill speaking to their senators’ offices on the importance of programs and services up for cuts in the federal budget debate.

WOW also released at the event our newest measure – the Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) for the United States,which is the first ever measure of economic security that takes into account what American workers need to save for retirement.  Our new measure received a host of media attention over the past week and we invite you to check it out at

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