For Immediate Release
September 28, 2022
CONTACT: Summer Kim [email protected]
NEW YORK – Care in Action, the national policy and advocacy home for more than 2.5 million home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners today announced that they have added seven candidates across Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina to this year’s endorsements list:
Patty Contreras (LD12)
Dana Allmond (LD17)
Raquel Terán (LD26)
Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate
Mokah Jasmine Johnson (HD120)
Valerie Jordan (SD3)
The domestic worker leaders who endorsed these candidates are available for interviews upon request.
Care in Action has endorsed 76 candidates in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Carolina midterm elections this year. The 501(c)(4) organization is mobilizing domestic workers and supporters to knock on doors, make phone calls, and send texts, turning out women of color voters who will champion care policies like universal paid leave, accessible and affordable childcare, and increased wages for domestic workers.
“In these critical midterm elections, Care in Action is prepared to be out in full force to elect our endorsed candidates,” said Hillary Holley, Executive Director of Care in Action. “Organizers are ready to knock on every door encouraging voters to turn out for candidates like Stacey Abrams and Raphael Warnock because there is so much at stake. We need to ensure we elect candidates who will fight for the rights and protections of domestic workers, immigrants, and women of color.”
In 2020, the domestic worker movement mobilized on a large national scale, contacting millions of voters during election season and helping deliver the White House and control of the U.S. Senate to the Democratic Party. This year, Care in Action plans to make nearly 10 million voter contact attempts via phones, doors, text messages, and direct mail to ensure that women of color voters turn out in force for candidates who support the care agenda.
In addition to voter outreach, Care in Action will engage in a number of community care events in the coming months. On October 3rd, the organization will launch efforts to ensure that eligible Americans know about President Biden’s student debt relief plan in South Carolina – a focus state for Care in Action, but a population often left off the radar of other organizations and campaigns. Care in Action will focus on supporting Black student borrowers in accessing loan forgiveness through phone banking and tabling events at historically Black colleges and universities in South Carolina.
The endorsements announced today were made after extensive discussions with Care in Action Worker Committees in Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina.
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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