New Report by Young Invincibles Shows 1 in 5 Millennial Parents Live in Poverty, And Need More Support to Care for Kids
[WASHINGTON] – On the heels of Mother’s Day, Young Invincibles will host a press conference with Senators Murray, Murphy and Baldwin, to stand with young parents and advocates and call for policies, such as the Healthy Families Act, that would better support women and families today.
A new report by Young Invincibles, Finding Time: Millennial Parents, Rising Costs and Poverty, finds that one in five young Millennial parents lives in poverty. Paid sick leave is crucial for young parents, who should not have to risk losing their job when their child gets sick. Young parents across the country who are already doing more with less today — financially and time-wise — deserve better.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 12th at 10 a.m. ET
WHAT: Young Invincibles to host press conference with Senator Murray, other members, young parents, and advocates, to call for better policies for women and families
WHERE: U.S. Capitol, S-120
WHO: Policy Director of Young Invincibles Jennifer Wang, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); a young mom and representative of the Healthy Babies Project Nyla Roy
In addition to addressing the Healthy Families Act, speakers will discuss the economic challenges facing young parents today, as outlined in the Finding Time report, and other possible policy solutions.