CARE CAN’T WAIT
A partnership with Caring Across Generations, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network and others.
“From child care, to paid leave and home and community-based services, we need a care infrastructure that supports us all across race, age and ability to live, work and care for the people we love.”
“We’re calling a Family Meeting every week this summer so that our families and care workers can share their care experiences with elected officials, artists, actors, and influencers. We all have had experiences where we needed more support to care for ourselves and our loved ones support like paid family and medical leave, universal childcare, and affordable and accessible long-term supports and services.”
Care Can’t Wait is urging Congress to pass paid family and medical leave, affordable, quality childcare, expand home and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities, and create millions of good jobs for the caregiver workforce.
Care Can’t Wait is a coalition of organizations and advocates committed to helping support caregivers and bring about caregiver reform.
Caregiver reform goals include:
Invest in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services to create over one million quality, union protected direct care jobs, expanding access to home and community-based services to people with disabilities and aging adults, and support unpaid family caregivers so they can re-join the labor force.
Passage of the Child Care for Working Families Act to ensure that no family pays more than 7% of their income for child care, invest in building an increased supply of high-quality care, and increase workforce compensation and support, including a pathway to pay parity for early educators.
Passage of Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislation that would ensure all working people have access to at least 12 weeks of paid leave to bond with a new child, address a personal or family related illness, or handle needs that arise from a military deployment.
Caregiver Education & Training Programs