This election so much is at stake. COVID-19 has exposed how much we depend on others for support, and how we need to shift the priorities in this country to build a sustainable caring economy. We value the essential workers in our homes— the nannies who care for our children, the home attendants who provide support to seniors and people with disabilities, and the house cleaners who keep our homes clean and safe. This is why we are heading to the polls, voting early and by mail.
In local chapters, we come together in ways that improve our own lives and make our communities better places for domestic workers and the people who hire them. We build community, provide workshops, and take “mutual support” from our homes to our communities.
Most of us want to do the right thing when we hire a childcare provider, housecleaner, or home attendant. We just don’t know how. Together with workers, we learn to create mutually supportive relationships.
The issues affecting homes, families, and workers locally are usually tied to what’s happening nationwide. As a national network, we support worker organizing and labor rights campaigns run by nannies, attendants, and cleaners. We work for policies that make support more affordable in our cities, states and nationally. We believe that immigrant domestic workers and their families deserve to live and work without fear of violence and discrimination.
households likely employs a nanny, attendant, or housecleaner
of people who hire domestic workers would pay higher wages
of people who hire domestic workers need more support