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National Domestic Workers Alliance Launches Care Campaign, Month-Long Series of Events Focused on Care Economy Policy,
Celebrating White House Care Workers Recognition Month

The care workforce, advocates, and congressional champions will engage in various events in Washington DC and nationwide to call for affordable childcare, paid family and medical leave, access to aging and disability care, and good jobs for care workers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Domestic Workers Alliance – the leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the care workforce – along with congressional champions and partner organizations, today launched a month-long series of events to mark the progress made by care advocates and to increase public support for key pillars of the national care agenda: affordable childcare, paid family and medical leave, access to aging and disability care, and good jobs with good pay for care workers.

The launch comes as the White House proclaimed April Care Workers Recognition Month for a second year, on the heels of the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement that April will also serve as a “Month of Action on Care” to make caring for families more affordable, and following a fiery State of the Union address last month where the President emphasized his Administration’s commitment to affordable and quality care for all.

This month of care actions will also celebrate a historic milestone for care workers across the nation: The one-year anniversary of the signing of the historic White House Executive Order to expand access to affordable care services and provide support for care workers.

Ai-jen Poo, President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), released the following statement: 

“This April, we are not just celebrating history. We are making it. With care workers organizing in unprecedented numbers alongside parents, family caregivers, people with disabilities and older adults, and continued commitments from the highest office in the land behind us, we are bringing care to the forefront of the conversation about our nation’s future, from rural communities in the deep South, to the steps of the White House and Congress.

As part of April Care Workers Recognition Month, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, alongside our partners, will uplift the millions of us who are touched by the need for care. Care work is fundamental to our economy and society, making it possible for millions of Americans to go to work knowing their children, aging family members, and loved ones with disabilities are in good hands. Yet the care workers are too often underpaid, unsupported, and lack basic workplace protections. This April, we will show the breadth and depth of the support for better wages and working conditions for those who provide care, address barriers to care for those who need it, and uplift the policies that allow people to age and thrive in their communities. 

We also celebrate the Biden-Harris Administration’s proclamation of April as ‘Care Workers Recognition Month’ for a second year. This powerful recognition by our nation’s highest office

represents a turning point – public recognition of work often invisibilized and undervalued, made possible by the women of color who have organized for decades to achieve transformational change in the care industry. We are thrilled to have a dedicated month for the workers who make everything else possible, and we welcome the opportunity to thank them on a national stage. And this April, we recommit to changing the way we value and support care work in our culture, policy and economy.”

Actions taking place in Washington, D.C. during April include:

  • Rally for Care
  • Care Can’t Wait Townhall
  • Domestic Workers Roundtable with Representative Jayapal

Details and timing on events in D.C. and across the nation to follow. 

National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc. is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) charitable organization that does not endorse, support or oppose candidates for public office.



National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)
National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. NDWA is powered by over 70 affiliate organizations and local chapters and by a growing membership base of nannies, house cleaners and care workers in over 20 states. Learn more at NDWA is a non-partisan non-profit organization that does not endorse, support, or oppose any candidates for public office.