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AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL: REWARDING WOMEN'S WORK TO END POVERTY

In 2002 the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) expired, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), the policy it authorizes, has been extended by continuing resolutions while Congress debates possible changes.

The Women's Committee of 100 has called for a broadened perspective on women's poverty, including attention to the special economic vulnerability arising from the caregiving responsibilities that women often assume.  Link to Immodest Proposal

TANF REFORM

While we seek thorough-going and long-term changes to end women's poverty, we also are working to reform the current welfare system (TANF) to end its rights abuses, to improve the vocational and educational choices available to participating mothers, and to provide income support to poor families. During the years-long TANF reauthorization debate, we have supported legislative proposals that forward the principles enumerated below. Link to TANF Reform

 
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