FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2023
Contact: Daniela Perez, [email protected]
The organization continues to work diligently to ensure that President Joe Biden ‘finishes the job’ and transforms the future of care infrastructure in the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Care in Action PAC announced that it would endorse President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign. This decision comes after a meeting of an endorsement committee made up of domestic workers – nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers who are largely Black and brown women – considered the best path forward for working families, caregivers, care workers, and our shared future.
Hillary Holley, Senior Advisor to Care in Action PAC, released the following statement:
“Today, Care in Action PAC is ready to announce our endorsement supporting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for a second term. As we consider the prospect of their re-election, we celebrate the significant strides made over the past three years, particularly in the realm of care. The Biden-Harris Administration has brought a renewed focus on caregiving, care workers, and a comprehensive care agenda. However, as we look toward 2024, we know that our progress isn’t linear, and we’re ready to support the administration’s efforts to ‘finish the job.’
The Biden-Harris Administration passed immediate COVID-19 relief in 2021; amplified the subject of care in both the 2022 and 2023 State of the Union addresses; and then signed the most comprehensive set of executive orders on care in history, which aim to improve care affordability and quality jobs for care workers. The Administration also proclaimed April as Care Workers Recognition Month in an effort to ensure not only the visibility but also the dignity and respect that care workers deserve.
While we applaud these accomplishments, we acknowledge that our work at Care in Action PAC is far from over. We will hold the administration to its promises and urge President Biden to continue prioritizing and advancing the care agenda now and in a second term. We will continue to talk directly with care voters and the women of color who delivered the White House and Senate in 2020, and who ensured historic turnout in the 2022 midterms, about the importance of voting for candidates who center care in their platforms. In 2022 alone, Care in Action PAC made over two million voter contact attempts in three of our states. – and we look forward to continuing and expanding on that work as we head toward 2024.
We need President Biden and Vice President Harris to ‘finish the job’ by further expanding access to a robust care infrastructure, tackling systemic inequities, and advocating for comprehensive policies that address our families’ generational, evolving, and urgent needs.
In this critical moment, we reaffirm our support for President Biden’s re-election, recognizing both the progress we’ve made and the transformative potential ahead. Together, we will ensure that care remains at the forefront of our national agenda, building a more compassionate, equitable, and resilient future for all.”
In 2022 alone, Care in Action PAC made 2,022,040 direct voter contact attempts via phone calls and door knocks in three of its seven priority states, helping to secure victories for Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto in Nevada and Senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia. Care in Action PAC is ready to make care a galvanizing issue in 2024 and continue to elect care champions like President Biden and Vice President Harris across the country.
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.
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.