It’s time to ask the presidential candidates about caregiving

It’s time to ask the presidential candidates about caregiving
Blog Updates It’s time to ask the presidential candidates about caregiving

The presidential debates are the biggest stage we have to discuss policy issues. It’s important that the candidates have to answer a question about caregiving.

Over the last week, Caring Across members have taken an active role in trying to decide what that question would be. After we asked you for your ideal question, dozens of people submitted suggestions. We narrowed down the list and put it up for a vote, and hundreds of you picked a clear winner.

With nearly 57% of the vote, the question you want to ask the presidential candidates is:

Families everywhere are facing the blessings and burdens of caregiving for loved ones who live longer, and have greater care needs and more chronic conditions than ever. How can we build a system that better distributes the physical and financial burdens of caregiving so the caregivers of today do not imperil their health and financial futures?

We just used the form on NBC News’s website to submit the question on behalf of Caring Across Generations’ membership. Together, we can show that there is a groundswell of support for caregiving.

Will you take a moment to submit the question as well?

It’s a simple process and should only take a minute. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Select the question text above and copy it
  2. Open the NBC News question submission page in a new window
  3. Paste the question into the big box, and fill out your contact info below
  4. Check the box to accept the terms of service
  5. Click the “Submit” button

If all of us submit the question today, we will surely get NBC’s attention. Even if they don’t ask our question on Wednesday, they’ll know that the Caring Majority is paying attention and that we expect presidential candidates to care about caregiving.