As the current financial and economic crisis continue to take center stage in national debates, many working families in the Winona area and across the state are facing significant economic challenges of their own, according to three statewide Minnesota groups who will be in Winona next week to discuss efforts to restore economic stability to struggling Minnesota families.
With many families facing stagnating wages and going without either health coverage or quality child care, the three groups -- Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Minnesota, Child Care WORKS, and the JOBS NOW Coalition -- will discuss their “Working Family Initiative” which will promote policies to increase access to health care, child care and family-supporting wages.
The Working Families Initiative Forum will take place on Thursday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Visitation Commons, 1303 W. Broadway Street, Winona It is free and open to the public and pizza and drinks will be served.
Local Sponsors of the event include Winona Area Poverty Roundtable and Semcac.
Three Statewide Groups to Discuss Economic Challenges Facing Rochester-Area Families
Thursday, October 30 at 6 p.m.
St. Mary’s Parish Visitation Commons, 1303 W. Broadway Street, Winona