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Audience: Allies to domestic workers

400 Community Stories for $400 Billion in Community Investment

Group standing and in wheelchairs mobilizing for home and community based services.

The care economy is not working for most of us.  Older adults and people with disabilities who need support at home are struggling to pay for care or going without. Home care workers and attendants are underpaid and undervalued, with many leaving the profession for higher paying jobs. Family and friends are providing care without

Make United Pay: Disability Activist’s Wheelchair Destroyed by United Airlines

Woman smiling in wheelchair. Yesterday, United Airlines destroyed Encracia's $30,000 wheelchair. On average airlines damage 29 passenger wheelchairs each day. She is now stuck at home. #MakeUnitedPay

When you take a flight, you expect that you and your belongings will get to your destination safe and sound. It’s your right to know that you and your things will be taken care of.  But too often, this same right isn’t afforded to people with disabilities. For Engracia Figueroa, a disability rights activist and president

Philadelphia

Organizer: Amy Cohen About: Founded in 2018, Hand in Hand’s employer members joined workers at the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance to win the strongest municipal Bill of Rights in Philadelphia in 2019.    Resources: Bill Summary https://domesticemployers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Philadelphia-DWBOR-Summary-Comms-Briefing.pdf

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