Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century - Helping Working Families Get Ahead

posted on Wed, Jan 21 2015 9:31 am by The White House Office of the Press Secretary

The White House Office of the Press Secretary provides an extended breakdown on the plan for working families. By making paychecks for working families go further, preparing Americans to earn higher wages and keeping good, high paying jobs in America, the President intends to help advance middle class economics.

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Glancing Back. Hoping Forward.

posted on Wed, Dec 31 2014 9:58 am by Tonya Agnew, Midwest Advisory Council, Chair

As the final minutes of 2014 tick away, thoughts come rushing to my mind. Thoughts about the 2014 marriage equality milestones. Thoughts about my wife and our sixteenth holiday season together. And thoughts about my kids and the strides they made in 2014.

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Kafara Heard Joins the Southern Advisory Council

posted on Thu, Dec 11 2014 9:16 am by Tatiana Rodriguez

We are happy to announce our newest Southern Advisory Council member.  Kafara Heard is the owner of Your Favorite Couple, Inc., an organization that promotes and empower healthy, long-lasting relationships in the LGBTQ community.  She has an MBA in Acquisitions and is a member of the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.  Kafara is also a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community in Atlanta, GA.   She volunteers her leadership skills and experience as a sales executive for a Fortune 200 company to fundraise and build community connections for organizations such as The Right to Marry Campaign, The AIM Project, The MOM Project, Aid Atlanta Charity and The American Diabetes Association to name a few.  Kafara lives in Snellville, GA, a suburb of Atlanta, with her son Noah and dog Rocko. When she's not busy working or volunteering, you can find her enjoying time with family and friends to ensure a healthy work/life balance.

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Final Rule Published Implementing Protections Against Discrimination for Employees of Federal Contractors

posted on Tue, Dec 9 2014 3:21 pm by Michael Porcello, Legislative Counsel

This morning, the Department of Labor issued a final rule implementing President Obama's June 2014 executive order protecting LGBTQ employees of federal contractors and subcontractors from discrimination. Specifically, the executive order prohibits discrimination by federal contractors in hiring and employment based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Joshua Hood Joins the Southern Advisory Council

posted on Tue, Dec 9 2014 9:53 am by Tatiana Rodriguez

Family Equality Council is happy to welcome our newest Southern Advisory Council member.  Joshua Hood is the owner of Creative Design Solutions, which is a web development company specializing in beautifully creative websites. He served the Cleveland, TN community as a pastor for almost a decade.  He identifies mentoring and equipping families to thrive as his passion. Joshua lives in Cleveland, Tennessee with his two children Jeriah and Eden and his partner Keith.


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