FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022
CONTACT: Summer Kim [email protected]
PHOENIX – Care in Action, which advocates on behalf of nearly 67,000 domestic workers across Arizona – including home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners – announced their endorsements today for multiple candidates running for Arizona’s State House and State Senate this November.
“We are confident that these candidates will prioritize domestic workers and the families and homes they care for across Arizona,” said Sobaika Mirza, Interim Co-Executive Director of Care in Action. “These candidates have a proven history of supporting policies and efforts that impact domestic workers, who are mainly women, immigrants, and women of color. We still have a long way to go to ensure that domestic workers are protected and given basic rights and we trust that these candidates will center care as elected officials.”
Care in Action’s Arizona voter engagement work in 2020 contributed to a U.S. Senate win that shifted the balance of power in the Senate. Care in Action is committed to engaging women of color across the state year-round to hold this critically important seat in 2022. Today’s endorsements were approved by Care in Action’s Arizona Workers Committee following an extensive process that included thorough reviews of candidate records and commitments to stand up for domestic workers.
“In Arizona, we’ve seen the power of organizing in previous elections,” added Care in Action Arizona Program Manager Anakarina Rodriguez. “Our members have been active this election season in engaging people like them – women, people of color, and immigrants – to emphasize the importance of turning out this midterm election. They are passionate and more ready than ever to make a difference this year because they know these elections will impact generations to come.”
The endorsed candidates are as follows:
Arizona House of Representatives
Anna Abeytia (LD24)
Natacha Chavez (LD22)
Analise Ortiz (LD24)
Naketa Ross (LD11)
Athena Salman (LD8)
Mariana Sandoval (LD23)
Junelle Cavero (LD11)
Rosanna Gabaldón (LD21)
Care in Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, was founded in 2016 at the request of domestic workers who knew they needed to build political power to advocate for dignity and fairness for this workforce. Domestic workers care for what’s most important – our homes, children, elders, and loved ones with disabilities – making all other work possible. Care in Action will continue to build the political power of domestic workers by supporting progressive women of color candidates who know that care touches all of our lives.
Care in Action is the policy and advocacy home for women who care, working on behalf of more than two million domestic workers and care workers across America. Among the fastest-growing sectors in our economy, domestic workers are also among the most vulnerable and undervalued. As a mostly women and majority women of color workforce, this growing constituency consistently and overwhelmingly supports progressive values in American political life. Learn more at www.careinaction.us.
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