FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2023
Contact: Summer Kim, [email protected]
COLUMBIA, SC – With heavy hearts, Care in Action South Carolina acknowledges the passing of State Senator John L. Scott, Jr., a remarkable leader, advocate, and champion for the rights of domestic workers. Senator Scott’s tireless advocacy for paying domestic workers fairly and their bill of rights was a testament to his understanding of countless constituents’ real struggles who sometimes must alter their lives to care for family members or friends. His passion for the plight of domestic workers resonated throughout the General Assembly, where he was a vocal and persuasive voice for justice. His efforts have led to tangible change, and his influence will continue to be felt for generations to come.
In alignment with Senator Scott’s values and commitment, Care in Action will honor his life’s work in South Carolina by intensifying our efforts to assist those who selflessly look after others. His approach to service and life will remain a guiding light for our organization. We hope and trust that those who continue to serve in the General Assembly will honor Senator Scott by carrying on the critical work he cared about so deeply. His legacy is a challenge to us all to strive for fairness, empathy, and justice.
The loss of Senator Scott is profound, leaving a void that many will feel. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and those fortunate to know him. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate his life and the difference he made in the lives of domestic workers. His legacy will not only live in the laws he helped to shape but also in the hearts and lives of those he touched. We are committed to ensuring that his vision for a fair and just society becomes a reality, and we invite others to join us in this vital endeavor.
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.