AT THE TABLE -- A NATIONWIDE WOMEN'S OUTREACH EFFORT BY THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE FOR WOMEN'S INITIATIVES AND OUTREACH
The White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach, which serves as a liaison between the White House and America's women, was created by President Clinton to better inform, respond to and listen to women across the nation.
The office's outreach efforts include a series of roundtables called At the Table. These roundtables, led by Administration officials, will give the Clinton Administration the opportunity to hear directly from women constituents about issues that are important to them, their families and their communities. Although political appointees are the only ones who can host an At the Table, anyone can serve as a contact or help set one up.
After each At the Table event, a report is generated and submitted to The White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach. The reports are then compiled and abstracted for monthly submission to the President and policy offices in the White House.
Hundreds of roundtables have already been held. On July 21, 1996, President Clinton held his first roundtable with sixteen women in Denver, discussing such issues as the cost of college, child care, family leave, latchkey kids, education, small business and juggling work with parenthood.
President Clinton is committed to strong leadership on women's issues and has worked steadfastly to ensure that Administration policies support women. The At the Table series will spark a dialogue and provide a mechanism to get the.word out about the President's commitment, as well as his accomplishments that directly affect the lives of women. At the Table will also provide women a direct means to bring their concerns and proposals to the President and others in his Administration.
If you would like more information about At the Table, or would like to participate, call The White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach, Phone: (202)456-7300 FAX: (202)456-7311.