President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress our economy is making, and the commonsense policies that could make it even stronger by ensuring that everyone who works hard has the opportunity to get ahead, especially women and working families. This commitment has been a core part of the President’s Year of Action and a priority since the start of his administration, which is why he has put forth a range of policies that would help women and working families get ahead, from raising the minimum wage, to ensuring equal pay for equal work, to increasing access to high-quality child care and paid family leave. This week’s address follows remarks the President delivered on Friday at Rhode Island College, where he discussed the importance of harnessing our economy’s momentum by making policy choices that will help women and all working parents fully participate in and contribute to our economy. Transcript | mp4 | mp3 Learn more: Share why this is personal for you at New Report: 11 Facts About American Families and Work Charts: Women's Participation in Education and the Workforce

Weekly Address: It’s Time to Help Women and Working Families