Magazine article Working Mother

They Have Our Vote!

Magazine article Working Mother

They Have Our Vote!

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When we, along with Corporate Voices for Working Families, decided to launch the Best of Congress awards (boc.working mother.com), we had no idea what a chord we would strike with our national legislators or what a historic political season we would be facing. Our celebration in Washington, DC, was alive with that sense of history, and our winning senators and representatives were personally touched by this recognition, as we honored them not only for their familyfriendly voting records but also for their own offices' work/life benefits.

This bipartisan group of awardees told rich, wonderful stories about their lives as moms and dads in Congress, how much they value their staff and how proud they are to support them. These were personal stories, not stump speeches. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told us about finding crayons in her purse instead of a pen when she needed to take notes at a debate. …

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