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May 14 2017

Statement: Mothers Need More Support But Sheryl Sandberg's Mother's Day Proposals Won't Give Women the Break they Deserve

featuring Carrie L. Lukas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2017
 

STATEMENT

MOTHERS NEED MORE SUPPORT BUT SHERYL SANDBERG'S MOTHER'S DAY PROPOSALS WON'T GIVE WOMEN THE BREAK THEY DESERVE

WASHINGTON D.C. – In a Mother's Day post Sheryl Sandberg calls for public policies to benefit moms in the U.S. including higher minimum wage and paid family leave. Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) Managing Director Carrie Lukas responded to Sandberg's post:

"Sheryl Sandberg is right that mothers need more support in all that they do to make our families and our country run. Unfortunately though the proposals she calls for -- such as requiring that all companies provide paid leave benefits and a higher minimum wage -- can sadly backfire on women by making job opportunities more scarce and reducing take home pay.

"What women really need is more opportunity and more resources so they can decide what's best for their families. We need to get rid of the bureaucratic red tape that is making it hard for businesses to create jobs and cut wasteful government spending that does nothing for families and enriches the politically connected. We need government to give a pay raise to all working families in the form of long overdue tax relief. That would really help give mothers the break and support they deserve."

Last year IWF released Working for Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women's Livesa report advancing reforms that will empower women and address the challenges they face.

Working for Women has received extensive attention from lawmakers and media. The report presents an economic agenda that would help women and their families and modernize our public policies without growing government. That—not a day dedicated to manufactured feminist grievances—would be something to celebrate.

Working for Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women's Lives is available for download HERE

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