User Profile for Kate Kahan (kkahan)
Bio: Kate Kahan is the Director of Work and Family Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. In this role, Ms. Kahan is a key leader in the formulation and implementation of long- and short-term legislative and policy strategies to advance work and family issues, particularly paid leave initiatives, at the federal and state levels. Before joining the National Partnership, Ms. Kahan served Senator Baucus, the Finance Committee, and the Senate for two years as the â€œgo-to personâ€ on federal welfare, childcare, child support, and unemployment policy. In that role, Ms. Kahan helped forge landmark bipartisan welfare legislation in the Finance Committee that provides the blueprint for the future of the federal welfare system. Prior to joining the Senate Finance Committee, Ms. Kahan was the Executive Director of Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (WEEL) for five years, a grassroots economic and social justice organization whose staff and membership is comprised of people experiencing poverty. She brings with her both personal and professional experience with low-income issues.
Joined: Feb 18 '08
Last login: Feb 20 '08