WASHINGTON – The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the leading voice for dignity and fairness for the 2.5 million domestic workers in the U.S. – home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners, most of whom are women of color – and Care in Action, the policy and advocacy home for the domestic worker movement, celebrated today’s Senate confirmation vote of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will now become the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
“Throughout her career, Ketanji Brown Jackson has established herself as one of our country’s sharpest legal minds. Today, she prepares to take her place in history as the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
“There is already no doubt that today’s vote will bring a much-needed perspective to the Supreme Court as it rules on matters of great importance to all of us. Matters that will make a real difference in the lives of domestic workers, women of color, and other groups that have been traditionally denied access to equal justice. There is much more work to do, but today marks an important step towards fulfilling that promise of equal justice under law, and today will forever be a part of the living legacy of Black women leading.”
“We congratulate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation and look forward to the work ahead.”
National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading voice for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants and women of color. NDWA is powered by over 70 affiliate organizations and local chapters and by a growing membership base of nannies, house cleaners and care workers in over 20 states. NDWA has created Alia, an online platform to help domestic workers access benefits, not otherwise granted to them, in addition to introducing a National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights with now-Vice President Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in 2019. Learn more at www.domesticworkers.org.
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.