A care infrastructure that supports caregivers and families will allow us to build back better.
Care infrastructure includes comprehensive supports and services for caregivers, who are providing both paid and unpaid care, and support for those who need care for children and aging, ill, or disabled family members. Government investment in a comprehensive care infrastructure, including living wages, benefits, and a pathway to citizenship for those who need it, is an investment in a strong and equitable caring economy that benefits us all.
Together with our partner Caring Across Generations, we’ve joined the #CareCantWait coalition to advocate for universal access to paid family leave, affordable and quality child care and caregiving options for people with disabilities and aging adults. Investing in our nation’s care economy will create jobs and boost economic recovery for millions of American caregivers and families.
We’re calling on our elected officials to make this commitment and ensure that care is the center of the nation’s economic recovery.
The coalition is working to ensure that the upcoming federal recovery package has broad support in Congress and includes: