FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
[email protected] or 914-471-7716
*** PRESS CONFERENCE WED. AT 11:30 AM ET — RSVP HERE ***
PRESS CONFERENCE WED. 11:30 AM ET: BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSS NEED TO INVEST IN CARE INFRASTRUCTURE
Speakers: Patagonia General Counsel Hilary Dessouky, Thumbtack Head of People Jelena Djordjevic, Small Business Owner Marcia St. Hilaire-Finn
Underinvestment in Care Infrastructure Hurts the U.S. Economy and Disproportionately Harms Women, Particularly Black and Brown Women; Going Big On Care Infrastructure Investments Could Support The Creation Of 3 Million New Jobs
The Press Conference is Part of a #CareCantWait Week of Action During Which Leading Progressive Groups, Business Leaders, and Lawmakers Will Push for Major Investments in Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 14, at 11:30 am ET, leaders from large and small businesses will advocate for robust investments in the care sector during a press conference organized by Invest in America, PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States, and the Main Street Alliance. Register for the press conference here.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated pre-existing cracks and inequities in the caregiving economy, as a lack of affordable care and paid leave forced more than 2.3 million women out of the workforce and pulled women’s participation in the labor force to the lowest its been since 1988.
The investment in the care sector proposed in the American Jobs Plan and the forthcoming American Families Plan would create millions of new jobs for the women hit hardest by this crisis, generate hundreds of billions of dollars in new economic activity, and allow millions of women who have been pushed out of the labor force to return to their own careers.
- Hilary Dessouky, General Counsel, Patagonia
- Jelena Djordjevic, Head of People, Thumbtack
- Marcia St. Hilaire Finn, Owner, Bright Start Early Care and Preschool in Washington, D.C.
- Business leaders discuss the need for investments in care infrastructure to counteract the “she-cession,” boost economic recovery, and ensure that businesses large and small continue to be productive and inclusive.
- RSVP for the press conference here.