WASHINGTON – Today, Care in Action – a nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to building political power alongside millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women of color and immigrant women – announced Hillary Holley as their new Executive Director. Hillary previously served as the Organizing Director and Strategic Advisor for Fair Fight Action, helping lead efforts to secure significant election wins in Georgia in 2020, the state where Care in Action endorsed its first class of women of color candidates in 2018.
“I am thrilled to join Care in Action as Executive Director,” said Hillary Holley. “Women of color have been at the helm of leading and inspiring and incredible movements, and the domestic worker movement is no different. Too often, women of color aren’t represented in government or in policy that can improve our lives, but Care in Action has done tremendous work over the last five years to invest in and build with women of color who have far too often been ignored. With midterm elections around the corner, Care in Action has already done historical work endorsing and mobilizing women of color across the nation, and I am honored to carry the mission of this critical work forward. As an organizer at heart and someone who truly believes that lasting power is created and expanded upon by the people, I am ready to join the fight for dignity and fairness for domestic workers and women of color as we shift the political terrain and make sustainable changes that prioritize care, together.”
Hillary joins Care in Action with over 15 years of experience working in Georgia’s movement spaces. As a proud Georgian, Hillary played an active role in launching Stacey Abrams’ historic 2018 campaign for governor. Following the campaign, Hillary joined Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization, Fair Fight Action, and has spent the last four years as its Organizing Director and Strategic Advisor. She also serves on the board of Emerge Georgia and States United PAC, supporting states’ voter protection efforts in the face of increased and sophisticated voter suppression tactics.
For the past five years, Care in Action has significantly expanded the care agenda throughout the country and advocated for over two million domestic workers, carrying the political legacy of the domestic workers’ movement forward. In 2018, under the leadership of then-Deputy Director Nikema Williams, Care in Action Georgia endorsed its first class of candidates – all women of color running for office across the state – and ran one of the largest voter-contact programs in the state to elect Stacey Abrams as governor. In the years following, Care in Action has helped elect dozens of women of color across every legislature, championed and won policies that uplift the care agenda, led massive voter mobilization campaigns, and helped ensure care remains in the national conversation.
“Hillary Holley’s leadership with Care in Action comes at such a vital time in the history of the domestic worker movement and women of color leadership across the country – from government, to political and progressive organizations, to community organizing efforts,” said Jenn Stowe, Senior Advisor to Care in Action and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “We are thrilled to have her on board as we build a multicultural democracy that Black women, women of color, and domestic workers deserve, and it feels right to welcome Hillary – a Georgia native – to our expanding leadership as we reflect on Care in Action’s roots in Georgia and plan out our next five years of shifting power. As we continue to push for the change needed to create a caring future – from passing our Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, to electing women of color who understand how entrenched care policies and investments are in our overall economic, political, and societal health, we are lucky to have Hillary’s strong strategic mind, passion for community and mutual aid, and commitment to building lasting power with us and for us.”
With Hillary at the helm, Care in Action is ready to use all of its organizing power and resources to continue to elect women of color in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Michigan – while building and mobilizing a coalition of organizers, advocates, and policymakers dedicated to championing care and elevating women of color.
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.