Today's guest hosts are Charlotte Hancock, Communications Director for Generation Progress, and Brent Cohen, Executive Director of Generation Progress and the VP of the Center for American Progress.
They discuss a pair of different topics during the show, with 'Infrastructure Week' leading things off. After that, they discuss the struggle that Americans are facing to pay for child care, with Millennial parents having an especially tough time.
The guest in the first segment is Zach Schafer, CEO and Executive Director of 'Infrastructure Week.' Infrastructure Week, a non-profit organization, convenes a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens around one message in 2019: Let’s #BuildForTomorrow. Starting Now. Each year during IWeek, leaders and citizens around America highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more – and the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.
This year Infrastructure Week is May 13th-20th and they are using the the hashtag #BuildForTomorrow on social media. Their website is InfrastructureWeek.org and their Twitter handle is @InfraWeek.
The second segment's guest is Leila Schochet, a Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. With Mother's Day this Sunday, Leila discusses the steep price that Moms are paying for child care. As parents, Millennials are facing some unique challenges when it comes to being able to afford what their children need. Some Millennials are already saddled with student loan debt and high healthcare costs, when they are then faced with the prospect of paying half of their salary toward child care costs. Leila explains how this problem is only growing, with 9,000 Millennial women giving birth every day.
Leila's Twitter handle is @NotGonnaLeila.
Charlotte Hancock's Twitter handle is @CharlatAnne and Brent Cohen's handle is @BrentJCohen.
The website for "The Center for American Progress" is www.AmericanProgress.org and their Twitter Handle is @amprog.
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