October 19, 2014 · 25 Tishrei

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Welcome from Rachel Laser, RAC Deputy Director

Rachel Laser
Our country is overdue for a conversation about what it's really like to be part of a working family in America today. So when I heard that the White House will hold a Summit on Working Families on June 23, I felt a surge of excitement. Finally, the conversations we've been having in the carpool lines and on our coffee breaks will be ringing in the halls of the White House. I invite you to add your voice to the conversation here on Double Booked. Read more

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