Members of Congress, Moms, Parents, Caregiving Advocates to Hold News Conference Thursday to Share Personal Experiences that Demonstrate Why #CareCantWait
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senators Robert Casey (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Sara Jacobs (D-CA), and other congressional leaders will join moms, parents, caregivers, and caregiving advocates at a news conference on Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 pm to press for a care infrastructure in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill. The groups are carrying the message that moms, dads, caregivers, care workers, families, businesses, and our economy need a care infrastructure that includes paid family and medical leave, child care investments, home- and community-based services for older people and people with disabilities, a fully refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC), living wages and a path to citizenship for all care workers.
During this event, moms and advocates will share and listen to stories that underscore the urgent need for a care infrastructure to lift businesses, families, and our economy..
WHAT: News Conference featuring personal experiences demonstrating the need for a care infrastructure
WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:30 pm ET
WHERE: Union Square on the west side of the Capitol lawn, off 3rd Street SW, between Constitution Ave NW and Independence Ave SW; and near the Capitol Reflecting Pool. (Section 15) *This is an outdoor event. Masks are strongly suggested and will be available.
WHO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senator Robert Casey, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs and other members of Congress, along with Care Can’t Wait coalition members. The event is organized by MomsRising.
CO-SPONSORS: #CareCantWait Coalition and American Federation of Teachers, A Better Balance, Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Caring Across Generations, Center for American Progress, Equal Rights Advocates,Family Values @ Work, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Main Street Alliance, MomsRising, NCBCP/Black Women's Roundtable, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Organization for Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women's Law Center, Paid Leave for All, PL+US: Paid Leave for the U.S., SEIU, Stand for Children, SuperMajority, The Arc of the United States, TIME'S UP Now, UltraViolet, United State of Women, We Demand More Coalition, Women’s March, ZERO TO THREE, Building Back Together, and others.
WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE: https://momsrising.org/CareCantWait