National Domestic Workers Alliance Statement Following President Biden’s Announcement of Protections for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

Today, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) applauds President Biden’s announcement of new protections for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens. This executive action, announced ahead of a White House event marking the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will provide necessary relief and economic opportunity for families across the country and represents a positive step toward the pathways to citizenship we need for immigrants in America.

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National Domestic Workers Alliance Honors International Domestic Workers Day, Celebrates Progress, Acknowledges Path Ahead

This week, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of care and domestic workers across the country, recognizes International Domestic Workers Day on June 16 and Juneteenth on June 19 through nationwide celebrations and critical activations. These events honor domestic workers' significant contributions and ongoing struggles in the United States.

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Generous Contribution from Melinda French Gates’ Pivotal Ventures to Strengthen Care Economy, Improve Working Conditions for Domestic Workers

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of care and domestic workers across the country, is honored to announce today that it received a generous, multi-year gift from Pivotal Ventures. This gift is part of Melinda French Gates’ bold and timely new commitment to advancing the rights and economic mobility of women and women of color across the country and the world.

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Maryland Care Workers Celebrate Bills to Improve Home- and Community-Based Services, Help Boost Care Worker Wages and Enhance Family Care Statewide

Today, in a significant step forward for care workers across Maryland, Governor Wes Moore signed two pivotal bills aimed at boosting wages and enhancing the quality of care throughout the state. The Home Care Worker Rights Act of 2024 (HB 39/SB 197), which ensures proper employee classification for home care workers, and the Home Care Workers Employment Act of 2024 (HB 189/SB 371), which establishes foundational data for future wage enhancements, were signed into law in a ceremony held at the Maryland State House.

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Georgia Care Workers Celebrate Investment in Home and Community-Based Services, Setting the Stage for Wage Increases

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers across the country, celebrates a key victory in increasing funding to Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs that will set the stage to raising the wages of direct care workers in Georgia following the final approval of the 2024-2025 state budget, signed by Governor Brian Kemp. This achievement represents a critical step forward in our ongoing fight to ensure Medicaid’s home care programs are adequately funded in order to pay direct care workers a fair wage and to stabilize the workforce in order to ensure access to long-term care for the aging and individuals with disabilities in their homes and communities.

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George Clooney, Matt Damon, Alfonso Cuarón, Ava Duvernay, Jane Fonda, Regina King, Artists And Changemakers Honor Participant’s Legacy With Open Letter To Hollywood

Today, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers across the country, in partnership with filmmakers and changemakers across fields of advocacy and entertainment released an open letter to the entertainment industry signed by 120 leading actors, directors, advocates, and nonprofit organizations calling on Hollywood to prioritize social impact in the wake of film and television production company Participant’s closure.

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National Domestic Workers Alliance Celebrates Historic Long-Term Care Advancements Announced by Vice President Harris

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers across the country, celebrates the latest and final measures announced by Vice President Kamala Harris today to improve safety, support for care workers, and expand access to affordable, high-quality care. These advancements are a testament to the sustained efforts and advocacy of care workers nationwide.

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