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Care in Action Reacts to President Biden’s State of The Union Address

WASHINGTON – Care in Action, the advocacy and policy home for domestic workers and care workers, reacted to President Joe Biden’s third State of the Union address on Thursday evening:

“In tonight’s State of the Union address, we were reminded of the political battleground that is care. The Biden-Harris administration continues to acknowledge care’s pivotal role in our national infrastructure, the economy, and our society, and yet as we approach November – and as the care crisis worsens for America’s working families and the care and domestic workers who make all work possible – we know that the care investments our champions in the White House promised are in the balance.

This election season, care is on the ballot. President Biden aptly called on the country to ‘imagine’ a future with affordable child care, paid leave, and home and aging care.

At Care in Action, we can imagine and lead in a future where child care is affordable, empowering parents to work and contribute to our economy while their children flourish. We know that a country where aging and disability care is invested in will allow our loved ones to live with dignity, supported by valued and fairly compensated care workers, most of whom are women of color. We are fighting for a future where paid leave is universal, ensuring no one must choose between their job and their health or family. This is our call to action – to create a future where care is recognized, respected, and integral to our collective future.

Tonight’s address didn’t just underscore the urgency of fortifying our care infrastructure in the child care and aging care sectors; it was a call to voters about what’s at stake in the upcoming elections. Recognizing the soaring demand for paid leave and the demand to elevate the quality of jobs and wages for domestic workers and care workers echoes our progress but makes clear that we need full access to the ballot box to make our voices heard.

While the Biden-Harris Administration’s strides to weave care into the fabric of our national infrastructure are acknowledged, we stress the relentless need to finish the job.

At Care in Action, our dedication to uplifting the lives of domestic and care workers, working families, and caregivers is unwavering. Tonight’s address didn’t just reaffirm the significance of care in our national conversation; it signaled that care is unequivocally on the ballot.”

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