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Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security

Joan Entmacher

Joan Entmacher is Vice President for Family Economic Security at the National Women's Law Center, where she leads a team working to improve policies important to the economic security of low-income women and their families, including tax and budget, child care, child support, unemployment insurance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and Social Security. Ms. Entmacher is a leading expert on issues affecting low-income women. She has been invited to testify before Congress on several occasions, written numerous analyses and reports on income support policies and their impact on poor women, and spoken frequently at conferences, briefings, and to the media. Prior to joining the National Women's Law Center, Ms. Entmacher served as Director of Legal and Public Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, Chief of the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and attorney in the U.S. Department of Labor Solicitor's Office. Ms. Entmacher is a graduate of Yale Law School and Wellesley College.

My Take

Women Need Fair Pay When They Lose a Job, Too

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: April 28, 2009 at 07:10 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, 
National Women's Law Center 

Both women and men are losing jobs in this recession at a frightening rate.  Unemployment insurance (UI) can provide temporary income support to workers who lose their jobs, but outdated eligibility rules disproportionately disqualify women. 

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Maryland Enacts Unemployment Insurance Reforms to Help Women – But Virginia Says Tough Luck

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: April 15, 2009 at 06:10 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, 
National Women's Law Center 

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Tell Congress to Support the President's Budget

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: March 20, 2009 at 04:56 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Jocelyn Samuels and Judy Waxman
National Women’s Law Center

Think it’s time for new priorities — for a budget that puts the needs of women and their families ahead of the special interests? Then it’s time to act.

Call your Members of Congress today and tell them to support the President’s budget priorities

For the past eight years, we’ve opposed Administration budgets that cut supports for vulnerable women and children and neglected fundamental needs while redistributing wealth to the very wealthiest and piling up debt.

President Obama’s budget sets a dramatically different course. It turns away from the failed economic policies of the past and makes investments critical to our families and our future. It makes a serious down payment on comprehensive health reform, invests in education, starting with the first years of life, provides additional supports for those most vulnerable, and strengthens civil rights enforcement and worker protections. And it does so in a fair and responsible way: by cutting corporate subsidies, closing corporate tax loopholes, and beginning to make the very wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.

The fight over this budget is on — and it’s tough. While women are scrambling to make ends meet, powerful special interests are mobilizing to hang on to their tax breaks, their subsidies, and their padded contracts — and defeat President Obama's budget.

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It's Time for Families to File for Tax Credits

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: March 19, 2009 at 07:25 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security
National Women’s Law Center

As the April 15 federal tax filing deadline approaches, it's vital that families in your community have the information they need about the state and federal tax credits for which they may be eligible.

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Can We Talk About the Other 99%?

Posted by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security | Posted on: March 11, 2009 at 05:56 pm

by Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security
National Women’s Law Center

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