Paid Leave and Care Infrastructure Advocates Share Banner Activation in D.C., Amplifying Calls to Recognize Care as Critical Infrastructure
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Washington, DC — Paid Leave for All, along with other members of the #CareCantWait coalition, 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 President Biden’s forthcoming infrastructure package with a banner activation throughout Washington, DC.
Advocates shared images across social media last week of a banner modeled after traditional green highway signs reading “Care is infrastructure” posted near major infrastructure landmarks across Washington, D.C. to reinforce care infrastructure as a priority in upcoming infrastructure legislation. Images were shared of the banner in front of infrastructure landmarks including Union Station, highways, the Key Bridge, the Manassas Dam, the Capitol, and more.
See some of the key moments on social media:
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.