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Congressional Candidate, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Releases Economic Agenda for Women and Families, a Plan to Put Delaware Families First
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Congressional Candidate, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Releases Economic Agenda for Women and Families, a Plan to Put Delaware Families First

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Wilmington, DE – Lisa Blunt Rochester, a progressive Democrat running for Congress in Delaware, recently announced an “Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” an eight-point plan to level the playing field for women and make sure all Delaware families have the opportunity to succeed.

“As I travel the state, I hear the same familiar stories from women across Delaware who are balancing work and family and struggling to make ends meet,” said Blunt Rochester. “We have a GOP-led Congress that doesn’t understand women’s lives and is decades behind in family-friendly policies. When women succeed our families succeed and I’ll fight every day in Congress to give Delaware families a fair shot at success.”

She is the first candidate in the race to put forth an economic agenda for women and families. The plan includes:

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • Affordable Childcare
  • Guaranteed Paid Sick Days
  • Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses
  • Raising the Minimum Wage
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Safeguarding Social Security and Medicare
  • Protecting a Woman’s Right to Chose
  • Blunt Rochester’s An Economic Agenda for Women and Families is available on her website here .

    Blunt Rochester is running for Congress to replace the open Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John Carney. If elected in November Rochester would make history marking the first time The First State has elected a woman or person of color to Congress.

    Blunt Rochester began her professional career as a problem-solver and an advocate. A caseworker for then-Congressman Tom Carper, Lisa helped people during challenging times with their Social Security benefits, disability insurance claims, IRS disputes and housing needs. She served in the cabinets of two Delaware governors as Delaware’s first African-American woman Secretary of Labor, and as Delaware’s first African-American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services and State Personnel Director. As Secretary of Labor, Lisa managed 500 employees and an $87 million budget; she focused on connecting employers to resources and job-seekers – particularly those on welfare or leaving Delaware prisons. As State Personnel Director, Lisa was commissioned to investigate the Delaware State Police for racial and sexual discrimination. Working with local and national experts in policing and civil rights, the 2001 Blunt-Bradley Report served as a road map to improve the internal and external relations of the State Police.

    For more information on the campaign visit Facebook (http://on.fb.me/1kJrJUt), Twitter (@LisaBRochester) or lisabluntrochester.com.