National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America

State Legislators & Partners in Action: Here’s What Happened!

The 2014 National Week of Action for Real Prosperity took place the second week of April and it was a huge success! Spearheaded by PSN’s Economic Security Working Group, the Week of Action engaged over 50 legislators in 20 states

Stories Out Of Colorado: Why The State Needs Stronger Paid Leave Policies

Among the policy priorities Colorado State Senator Jesse Ulibarri and State Rep. John Salazar have long sought to elevate, especially during the National Week of Action, is the need to expand Coloradans' access to paid leave. These stories from illustrate the need in Colorado. 

Rhode Island Sen. Gayle Goldin: Equal Pay For Women Means Real Prosperity For Middle Class

In an op-ed, Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin writes that to create real prosperity for all, we must demand that jobs pay a living and equitable wage, create pathways to success, and recognize the complexity of balancing a career while managing a family.

Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock On Working Families Agenda: "The Mission Before Us Is Clear"

In the lead-up to the White House Summit on Working Families on June 23, 2014, the Department of Labor Women's Bureau is hosting regional forums across the country -- including one in Atlanta, Georgia, which was held today. Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock, who is also the President of the Women Legislators' Lobby and a member of PSN's Board of Directors, gave the opening speech as part of her participation in the National Week of Action

ThinkProgress: Lawmakers Take The ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Eat Off A Reduced Budget For A Week

What's it like to live on the minimum wage in this day and age? Michigan state legislators are finding out just that this week as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America. Here's reporting in.

Washington State Senators Tackle Retirement Insecurity In Work Session: "Retirement Shouldn’t Be A Gamble"

Held as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America, Washington State Senators participated in a work session on Tuesday to address retirement insecurity. “We have a retirement income crisis that threatens Washingtonians and Americans, we are less prepared to retire than in past decades.” said Sen. Steve Conway. “Retirement shouldn’t be a gamble."

Florida Legislators' Show Of Force On The Minimum Wage

As part of the National Week of Action For Real Prosperity Across America, Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard and State Reps. Cynthia Stafford, Victor Torres, Jose Javier Rodriguez, Kionne McGhee, Shevrin Jones, Bobby Powell, Clovis Watson, and Ricardo Rangel are taking the Minimum Wage Challenge. Here's a mid-week check-in.

Women’s Economic Security Act Advancing In Minnesota

State legislators are taking action to support women's economic security, including Minnesota State Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) and Representative Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing). Earlier today, they joined other legislators on the state Capitol steps to show their support for the Women’s Economic Security Act. 

Rallying For Working Families In Nebraska

The Rally For Working Families at the Nebraska State Capitol, held as part of the National Week of Action For Real Prosperity Across America, was a major success! Yesterday, joined by a throng of supporters and advocates, Senators Jeremy Nordquist, Heath Mello, Tanya Cook, and Danielle Conrad announced a new ballot initiative effort to put a minimum wage increase before the people of Nebraska in November. 

Washington Senate Work Session Launches ‘Retirement Insecurity’ Discussion

On Tuesday, Washington Senate lawmakers launched a discussion on retirement insecurity as part of the National Week of Action for Real Prosperity Across America. Nine participants from business, labor, finance and research sectors presented information on a wide variety of issues ranging from defined benefit pension plans, to small business options, to worker retirement readiness.