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    Reproductive Rights, Decent Wages and Paid Family Leave Are Focus of Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition 10th Annual Call to Action

    Isabel V. Sawhill, a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, will deliver the keynote address at BCWAC’s 10th Annual Call to Action meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 4:00pm at the James-Lorah Home Auditorium, 132 North Main Street, Doylestown. This free event is open to the public. Online registration is requested.

    Register at http://bcwac.org/annual-meeting-2018-rsvp/

    Ms. Sawhill served as vice president and director of the Economic Studies program from 2003 to 2006. She has been a co-director with Ron Haskins of the Center on Children and Families. Prior to joining Brookings, Dr. Sawhill was a senior fellow at The Urban Institute. She served in the Clinton Administration as an Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, where her responsibilities included all the human resource programs of the federal government, accounting for one third of the federal budget. Her research has spanned a wide array of economic and social issues, including fiscal policy, economic growth, poverty and inequality. Over the past decade, her major focus has been on how to improve opportunities for disadvantaged children in the U.S. She has authored or edited numerous books and articles, attended Wellesley College, and received her Ph.D. from New York University.

    Kathy Beveridge, who began her two-year term as president of the BCWAC on April 23, said, “Dr. Sawhill’s whole career has been devoted to the issues that underlie economic security for women. We are fortunate to have her discuss issues that are so central to our mission of achieving gender equality, reproductive rights, decent wages and family leave.”

    The Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC) is a nonpartisan coalition of 43 organization partners and more than 200 individual partners that serve women and families. We educate and advocate on behalf of women to promote systemic change to achieve gender equity and economic security for all.