Mother’s Day is about appreciating the care, sacrifices and support mothers provide to their families every single day. We see you, we support you and we thank you.
But even as we celebrate, there is still so much more work to be done to ensure that working mothers and caregivers are able to thrive in our economy. Whether you’re a mother yourself, a primary caretaker or caring for a loved one, we must do better to ensure that we all have the support we need and deserve.
Care workers, who are disproportionately women of color and immigrants, are among the hardest-working workers in our country. They are the backbone of our economy because of the life-supporting work they do of looking after and teaching our children, and providing around-the-clock care for seniors and people with disabilities. Care jobs should be good jobs with strong benefits and pay.
This work should not be a burden that women and families shoulder alone.
That’s why we’re fighting for a future where all working families have access to paid family leave, affordable child care and good union jobs.
A better care system ensures America’s working mothers, care workers and family caregivers aren’t left behind.
This Mother’s Day, we see and we support mothers and caregivers everywhere.