- The issue: Forty percent of women, and women of color in particular, were forced to leave the workforce due to caregiving demands related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis laid bare the lack of structural support and systemic inequalities that have long been present in our nation.
- The good news: The Build Back Better Act (HR 5375) , seeks to invest in children and families with the goal of providing basic resources to those in need, reducing child poverty, and creating a healthier workforce. It was passed in the House on November 19, 2021 and now moves on to the Senate for a final vote.
- Our task: Tell the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act!
*For DC residents, we continue working towards full voting representation in the US Congress. Click here to tell the Senate to make DC a state!