Care Workers Can't Wait Summit
Care Workers Can't Wait Summit

Honoring the work that makes all other work possible.

Honoring the work that makes all other work possible.

Care Workers Can't Wait Summit

National Domestic Workers Alliance
Community Change
Care in Action
Care Can't Wait

The foundation of a strong economy is a strong care economy – and the beating heart of the care economy are care workers. Our country needs more care than ever, but the care workforce is in crisis. Each year, four million children are born, and another four million turn 65. We simply can not wait to transform the care landscape.

That is why on April 18th and 19th, care workers from across the country will descend on Washington D.C. to sound the alarm and show us the way forward. The inaugural Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit brought to you by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, SEIU, AFL-CIO, AFT, AFSCME, Community Change, Care in Action, and Care Can’t Wait, is a historic convening of workers from throughout the care economy – childcare, aging and disability care, and all direct care – joining together with one voice for change.

Event Information

The Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit

Tuesday, April 18th 10am – 5pm
& Wednesday, April 19th 9am – 3pm

1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington D.C.

The Summit will feature plenary sessions with care workers, key decision-makers, and advocates. Discussions will include:

  • Care workers sharing their experiences and challenges;
  • The power of unions in a resilient economy;
  • Connecting family caregivers, workers, and consumers;
  • Addressing the care workforce crisis; and
  • The future of care.
  • Care workers will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions, and attendees will enjoy prominent guest speakers, including public figures and members of Congress as well as live entertainment.

Care workers care for our aging family members and disabled loved ones so that they can live independently and with dignity. Care workers provide nurturing and enriching environments for our curious children to grow and learn. They power our economy, enabling family caregivers and parents to enter and sustain in the workforce. They deserve the ability to thrive. They deserve a place of dignity, respect, and recognition in our economy. The Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit is just the beginning. Join us.

If you have been invited to attend this event in person, please email [email protected] for a registration link. If you are unable to join us in D.C., check out below for more ways to get involved.

Get Involved

Unable to attend the event? Here are a few ways to get involved:

  • Join us online: Sign up to receive communications from NDWA so we can send you more ways to take action to help us build the care infrastructure we all need.
  • Become an event sponsor: Contact Micah Blaise at [email protected] to learn more about the levels and benefits of event sponsorship.
  • Sponsor a domestic worker: Make a much-needed contribution to help a domestic worker attend the Summit.
  • Share your care story: Tell us about a care worker who has made an impact in your life or share your story about your need for direct care to help you and your family thrive.

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