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Sign-on Letter asking Biden/Harris Campaign to support all caregivers

Urgent Request! Support effort to get out the vote of millions of unpaid caregivers!
Sign on to Letter asking Biden/Harris Campaign to
expand their support to include all caregivers

We write to urgently ask your organization to sign onto the attached letter here to Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris asking them to strengthen their support for caregivers.  There are over 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the US, plus millions providing unwaged care to children. These millions, if we vote, could make the difference in the election outcome, including but not only in critical swing states.

Large numbers of organizations have signed on to support the American Family Act  (Senator Harris already a co-sponsor) and the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act which propose fully refundable tax credits, as well as an Open letter to governments – A Care Income Now!. Support by Senator Harris and Vice President Biden for these bills and policies would be a boost and incentive for millions of impacted people to get out and vote.  

Sign online here or email electionaction4caregivers@gmail.com. If you are not a member of an organization or are not able to confirm your organization’s endorsement, of course personal endorsements are also welcome.  Please help circulate this letter, and let us know if you would like to become more involved in this effort.

Margaret Prescod, Global Women’s Strike/US co-coordinator and Women of Color/GWS
Peggy O’Mara, former editor and publisher Mothering magazine

for Election Action for Caregivers

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