We know the challenge. Every 8 seconds someone turns 65 in the U.S., but there aren’t enough workers to take care of our aging population. However, in this challenge we have a great opportunity!
Caring Across Generations is a national campaign that is moving on that opportunity. We are transforming long term care in the U.S. and we are protecting the dignity of those who need care as well as the workers who provide the care.
Our campaign will transform our care industry by:
- Creating 2 million new, good quality jobs in home care;
- Developing training and career advancement models and a path to legal status for care workers;
- Making home and community based services accessible and affordable to all who need it, so that our elders and our family members with disabilities can stay in their homes and continue to be a part of our communities.
We are moving forward locally to change how Seattle cares, and we want you there! Join us at the Seattle City Council committee meeting where our Caring Across Generations City Council resolution will be introduced!
Wednesday, June 13th at 1:30pm (Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave.)
Click here to register & join us!
Transportation will be provided.
After our resolution passes out of committee, it will come to a vote before the full city council on either June 18th or June 25th at 1:30 pm. Please save the date and join us to support the resolution and display the thousands of post cards we’ve collected in support. Click here to register & we’ll be in touch to let you know the final date as soon as we have more information!
If passed, Seattle will be the first city in the country to stand up for the rights of people who rely on care and the workers who provide care!
As Seattle City Council member Nick Licata said after he walked a day in a caregivers shoes: “This is an issue that goes to the heart of what our democracy is about, creating a society where everyone has the opportunity to strive for happiness and a stable life.”