The Coalition

Care Can't Wait

Care Can’t Wait is a national coalition, led by Caring Across and made up of dozens of partner organizations, building toward federal investments in aging and disability care, child care, paid leave and good jobs for care workers.

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A group of Caring Across staff members, including Ai-jen Poo, smile and hold signs that read

Our Purpose

The coalition was founded in 2020, in response to dire conditions faced by caregivers and care recipients during the pandemic, to activate people, build power and to urge Congress to create a strong and equitable care infrastructure

As part of Care Can’t Wait, care activists are pushing for real investments in care that will lift our economy and our families and will create and sustain good care jobs.

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Become a care activist

Want to become a care activist and tell your policymakers why they must advocate for better care for all?

Our Partners

Zero to Three
The Arc
SEIU National
Paid Leave for All
Oxfam America
National Women's Law Center
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Moms Rising
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Family Values @ Work
Community Change
Coalition on Human Needs
CLASP The Center for Law and Social Policy
Child Care For Every Family Network
Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy
Be A Hero
American Association of People with Disabilities