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iotaGift Invited to White House Regional Forum on Working Families


[Editor’s note: iotaGift and founder Karla Hawkinson been featured in previous Santa Cruz Tech Beat feature articles: here and here and here.]


U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez with Founder Karla Hawkinson (photo credit:

On May 27th, 2014 iotaGift was honored to be the only non-government organization to have an information table at the White House Regional Forum on Working Families in San Francisco. The invitation was extended to us because of the work we are doing in veteran and military communities.

The highlight of the day was meeting U.S Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. He was the featured speaker and made the point that we can grow the U.S. economy AND make life better for working families in several ways including adjusting work hours to accommodate family needs, such as doctor’s appointments, without forcing families to take vacation or sick time.

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