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What to Ask the Democratic Candidates: by Jennifer Klein ;senior fellow for paid leave policy at New America, think tan

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The economic security, dignity and equality of women — who are 47 percent of the work force, 51 percent of the population, 57 percent  of Democratic primary voters and 64 percent of primary or co-breadwinners in families with children — must not be sidelined any longer.American voters would like to know what these 21 candidates plan to do to ensure that all working people have access to paid family leave, which only 17 percent of American workers have now; to narrow the wage gap, which won’t close until 2059 for all women and well beyond for women of color without a change of course; and to expand protections against workplace harassment and discrimination  for the 4 in 10 women who experience them.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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