Banner Activation in D.C. Calls on Leaders to Recognize Care as Critical Infrastructure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC — Today in DC, members of the #CareCantWait coalition, including Paid Leave for All, called on the White House and congressional leaders to include care infrastructure — a permanent national paid leave policy, child care, and home and community based services — in forthcoming recovery and infrastructure legislation with a banner activation throughout Washington, DC.
A banner modeled after traditional green highway signs reading “Care is infrastructure” was posted near major infrastructure landmarks across Washington, D.C. to reinforce care infrastructure as a priority in forthcoming infrastructure legislation, alongside funding for improvements to roads, buildings, and facilities. Banners were placed at Union Station, on highways, on the Key Bridge, the Manassas Dam, the Capitol, and more.
The #CareCantWait coalition is led by Caring Across Generations; Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap; Community Change & Economic Security Project Community Change; Family Values @ Work; MomsRising; National Domestic Workers Alliance; National Partnership for Women & Families; National Women’s Law Center; Paid Leave for All; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); The Arc; TIMES UP; and Zero To Three. Learn more about Care Can’t Wait here.
The Paid Leave for All campaign is a growing collaborative of organizations fighting for paid family and medical leave for all working people.