To Build Back Better with Women, Invest in Child Care

“The U.S. talks a good game on ‘family values,’ but just does not deliver. It’s time to change course,” writes Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, on the need to invest in child care.

“Women can’t wait any longer for policy to catch up with reality. We must address the needs of working women—otherwise this she-cession will usher in nothing more than a he-covery.”

Front and Center: “I Had To Quit My Job To Help My Baby,” Says Johnnie, Essential Worker and Guaranteed Income Recipient

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“I really think the government needs to have some kind of program to make sure that essential workers are taken care of if there’s another pandemic.”

The Story Behind Her: Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum Are Dedicating Space for and by Newsroom Leaders of Color

Women journalists have always been at the forefront of change—so as the U.S. faces compounding crises, it’s no surprise that women journalists are stepping up to bring truth to the public.

This month, meet Kim Bui and Emma Carew Grovum— who just launched the “Sincerely, Leaders of Color” newsletter, described as “a column for people who want a different experience for journalists of color in their newsroom.”

Front and Center: “Unemployment Helped Me Sustain,” Says Sabrina, a Mother of the Magnolia Mother’s Trust

Front and Center aims to put front and center the voices of Black women who are affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. The series highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“The governor just announced that Mississippi is going to cut us off from extra unemployment benefits so I’ll be losing that $300 a week. It will be tough. I’m a good saver, but it is not going to be easy.”

Front and Center: For Nikki, Guaranteed Income Means Financial Security, Community and Hope for the Future

Front and Center is a groundbreaking series of op-eds—published by Ms. and created in partnership with the Magnolia Mother’s Trust—which aims to put front and center the voices of Black women who are affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. The series highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.