Include in the People's Agenda the RISE Out of Poverty Act and A Living Wage for Mothers & other Caregivers
Proposal from the National Welfare and Caregiving Working Group
INCLUDE in the PEOPLE’S AGENDA
The RISE out of Poverty Act and
A Living Wage for Mothers & other Caregivers
Every worker should be paid a living wage, including mothers and other caregivers. Caring for others is the foundation of every society, yet this work is devalued and underfunded. Investing in caregivers redirects economic and social policies towards survival, health and wellbeing -- for every individual and for the planet that sustains us all. This is crucial to creating a caring economy at the service of human beings rather than human beings at the service of the economy.
Circulated at the People's Summit in Chicago, June 17-19, 2016.
The GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE is a grassroots multiracial network campaigning for recognition and payment for all caregiving work, and the return of military spending to the community, starting with women, the main caregivers everywhere. We aim to cross divisions of sex, race, class, nationality, immigration status, age, disability, occupation, sexuality ... Men who share our aims are part of our network. Invest in caring, not killing sums up our perspective. We are based in a number of countries including India, Ireland, Peru, UK and US, and are non-party political.
Why Hillary Clinton doesn't represent grassroots women's interests, and the movement for Bernie Sanders does
Because being a woman does not automatically mean you stand with grassroots women, and being a man does not automatically mean you don't. 1%ers like Hillary do not represent us.
Because the racist and sexist welfare reform bill passed by Bill Clinton which Hillary did nothing to oppose increased homelessness, criminalization and the deep poverty of single mothers, our children and people with disabilities, devastating Black and Brown communities.
Global Women’s Strike co-ordinator Selma James says, at 85, she’s still working towards a caring society.
Interview: Antonia Charlesworth May 9th, 2016
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
In The Guardian: Child removals mark a return to Victorian values
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Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
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Haiti, UK Tue 6th Dec 16
Mon 21st Nov 16
UK Tue 8th Nov 16
USA Fri 14th Oct 16
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