Sen Obama Discusses Work-Family Balance at Roundtable with Working Women

In Walpole, Obama shares plan to reclaim the American Dream for the middle class; would provide more after school, help working parents afford and access childcare, spend more time with family

Walpole,NH—Senator Barack Obama continued his straight forward conversation with New Hampshire voters today at a roundtable with working women on balancing work and family. On his nineteenth trip to New Hampshire, Obama heard from Walpole residents and employees of Burdick Chocolate about the challenges they face in meeting their personal and professional commitments, and he shared how his plan to reclaim the American Dream would help ease the strain.

"Its getting harder and harder for working women to strike that balance between tending to their careers and tending to the well-being of their loved ones," Senator Obama said. "My plan will make a real difference for working families by increasing access to childcare, mandating that the minimum wage keep pace with rising prices, and expanding paid leave to meet the needs of working caregivers and parents."

Obama’s plan offers meaningful relief for working parents by doubling investment in quality, affordable after-school care, providing tax relief for middle class families paying for childcare, expanding the Family and Medical Leave act, and promoting flexible work schedules. You can view Obama’s plan to reclaim the American Dream HERE.

The roundtable in Walpole followed ten roundtables on the subject held last week by members of the New Hampshire Women for Obama. Following this afternoon’s discussion, Senator Obama traveled to Claremont and Lebanon for Meet the Candidate events.