President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden details the Half in Ten Annual Report.
Chelsey Hagy: "I cannot imagine where my life would be right now if it weren’t for the support and opportunities that were given to me. There is help out there if you have the right opportunities, the right determination and the right motivation to better your life."
Chelsey Hagy, a nurse and a mother of two children, discusses her struggles as a single mother, and because of government assistance, she was able to lift herself out of poverty and support her family.
President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson introduces Secretary of Labor Perez.
Secretary Perez discusses how he categorically rejects the false choice between job safety and job growth.
Secretary Perez: "If you want to create jobs you go to the job creators.. they want to grow the economy and bring jobs back home."
Secretary Perez: "We know the work is not done and this report verifies that. I am confident we can make progress."
Secretary Perez answering questions from the audience on how we have both a skills gap and wage gap.
Labor Secretary Perez and President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson after the anti-poverty event at the Center for American Progress.
Labor Secretary Perez, Chelsey Hagy, and President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson at the Center for American Progress for an event on "Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing our Commitment to Shared Prosperity."