Barack’s Remarks from the Working Women Discussion in Albuquerque, NMJune 24th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Barack returned to New Mexico for the first time since the end of the primary season today.
At the Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque, he met with a small group of working women from around New Mexico to discuss the current state of the economy, as well as issues such as equal pay and paid leave.
“We can’t afford an economy where folks keep working harder for less. We can’t let the women in our workforce get paid even less for doing the same work. And we can’t keep pushing more and more of the burden on to the backs of working parents who are struggling to balance their jobs and their family. Because what binds us together, what makes us one American family, is that we stand up and fight for each other’s dreams, and for the dreams of all of our children”.