USA readers: the sixth Ask a Working Woman survey

I received an email about this over a week ago and neglected to post it earlier: my apologies.

The survey is co-sponsored by America’s leading labor-rights organization, the AFL-CIO (, and its community partner, Working America (

What Is the Ask A Working Woman Survey?

The survey is an opportunity for working women in America to tell decision-makers what it’s like to be a working woman in America in election years. The survey is open to all and can be taken online at

Opinions will be collected through June 20, 2008. The findings will be announced to decision makers and released in nationwide media in order to highlight and help improve the status of the working mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, and nieces in all of our American families.

What Types of Issues Are Important to Working Women, Anyway?

In 2006, more than 22,000 working American women took the survey. The majority of those women said they were concerned most about fundamental economic issues like paying for health care, not having retirement security, and pay not keeping up with the cost of living–or with the pay of their male counterparts.

In this year of economic and political uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure that working women have a voice in the debate for the future of the American economy. We want to hear what working women need – health care, pension benefits, flex time – to make the juggling act that is working womanhood a little bit easier.

For More Information

You can find more background information about the survey on the AFL-CIO News Blog (

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