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Expanding Care Investments Is Not A Secondary Luxury; It Is An Urgent Issue: My Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committee.

At the March on Washington, Black women were sidelined. 60 years later, the need to center Black women is as urgent as ever

As America marks the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one controversy we should not overlook is how Black women leaders — who made vital contributions to the movement as organizers, strategists, and frontline foot soldiers — were relegated to a limited, single speaking segment at the March.

D.C. Workers Deserve Stronger Paid Leave

D.C. Workers Deserve Stronger Paid Leave

Black and brown people in D.C. have seen some of the worst racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths and vaccinations in the country. At the same time, the national economic fallout of the pandemic hit communities of color the hardest: people of color, particularly women, disproportionately worked in industries hit by pandemic-related closures, layoffs and reduced hours. And that is on top of the longstanding health and economic racial disparities that already existed before the pandemic.

We Must Show Up For Black Women and Families

We Must Show Up For Black Women and Families

As we begin 2019 Black History Month, we must renew our commitment to fighting for Black women and families and remember the reality that people of color are uniquely harmed by race discrimination and this harm is exacerbated for women of color by gender discrimination. We must commit to centering our work on people and families of color in order to address all aspects of the racism that permeate our society.

Women Caregivers: The Unsung Superheroes

Women Caregivers: The Unsung Superheroes

As we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and honor family caregivers with the theme “Supercharge Your Caregiving.” It’s a time to consider how we may better support the 43.5 million people — the superheroes — who take on family caregiving responsibilities each year.