McCormack Speaks

December 14, 2016
by McCormack Speaks

Hundreds Gather to Chart the Path to Economic Justice for Women and their Families

Senator Elizabeth Warren with Dean Cash and Director of CWPPP Ann Bookman at the 2nd Biennial New England Women’s Policy ConferenceOn November 18, the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP), based at the McCormack Graduate School, convened the second biennial New England Women’s Policy Conference at UMass Boston. The conference is part of an on-going regional initiative designed to galvanize action by leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address persistent issues of economic inequality. This year’s conference gathered over 400 attendees who met only ten days after the 2016 presidential election that left many worried about whether the advances made by women, people of color, and low-wage workers will be reversed in the next four years. Continue Reading →

November 25, 2016
by McCormack Speaks

Report: Many Women in New England Face Economic Insecurity, Not Recovery

The fitful economic recovery after the Great Recession has raised overall earnings for women in New England, but income inequality persists, according to a new report from UMass Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.

The publication, “Recovery for All? A Snapshot of Women’s Economic Status in New England,” finds that while women’s overall earnings are now higher than pre-recession levels, other key indicators demonstrate a growing wage gap for many women—especially minorities and low-wage workers.

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November 22, 2016
by McCormack Speaks
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Women of Color are the Force for Change in Politics

by Carol Hardy-Fanta
Senior Fellow

Book coverIn a new book, Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America, we argue that gains in political leadership and influence by people of color are transforming the American political landscape, but they have occurred within a contested political context, one where struggles for racial and gender equality continue. These thoughts are particularly relevant in the aftermath of the recent election—one marked by deep divisions drawn around race and gender.

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November 16, 2016
by McCormack Speaks

Kick Open the Door – Then Forward, Together

As directors of organizations working to elevate women’s civic leadership, we salute Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on the historic and courageous campaign she led as the first women to run for president of the United States as the nominee of a major political party.

But yet to come are the issues of the highest stakes our nation has faced since its founding. How do we ensure the door of opportunity not only remains open but opens wider for women of color, LGBTQ people and immigrants, as well as low-income white and rural residents who feel left behind?

Read the full column co-authored by Ann Bookman.


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