The Carers Speak

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“I bring love and greetings from domestic workers, home care workers and family caregivers around the world who are marching today. We are the unsung heroines who help care for the most precious parts of our lives — our children, our aging loved ones, our loved ones with disabilities, and our homes. Many of us are immigrants and women of color.

We have a message to deliver to the White House and Congress: you will not, on the one hand, call us criminals and rapists, and then leave your children and your parents in our care. You will not call us violent but then characterize actual violent sexual assault as just “locker room talk.” You will never make America Great by dismantling everything that makes us great.”

-From the stirring speech that powerhouse Ai-jen Poo was to deliver during the Women’s March on Washington (here in full)

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