Corporate Voices for Working Families put the spotlight on issues involving working families by joining with Working Mother Media to host the inaugural Best of Congress Award breakfast September 10 in Washington at the Sewall-Belmont House. Fourteen members of Congress attended to accept the recognition. And in total more than 140 people – many from our partner companies and sponsoring organizations – joined in the celebration.

And as Donna Klein, president and founder of Corporate Voices for Working Families, said:

 It really was a celebration of what can be accomplished for working families when you combine congressional leadership with business advocacy.

When Corporate Voices for Working Families and Working Mother Media partnered to launch this award our goals were important – yet fairly modest. We wanted to elevate the discussion and policy debate on working family issues, and we wanted to demonstrate that many members of Congress are tireless advocates for working families. 

We accomplished both. 

 

Enjoy some of the photo highlights from the breakfast as posted above — and watch for the next Best of Congress Award in 2010.

 

by Rob Jewell