Over 200 home care workers, advocates and partners gathered at Federal plaza yesterday afternoon for the #CareIsEssential Rally. They demanded better union jobs with living wages. They also emphasized the urgency in prioritizing an industry led by women of color in recovery plans. At a news conference held before the rally, Democrat US Representatives Robin Kelly and Jan Schakowsky spoke.
“Now more than ever, we have seen that care work — done mostly by women of color and immigrant women — is the work that makes all other work possible. These courageous care workers, who bore the brunt of COVID-19’s overlapping crises and got our nation through the pandemic, are the very same women who will ensure our economy recovers from it,” said Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “The services and support that care workers and unpaid family caregivers provide enable millions of
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