Care Can’t Wait Coalition and Partners Host First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit’

Care Can't Wait

Care Can’t Wait Coalition and Partners Host First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an unprecedented show of unity of workers and leaders across the care economy, the Care Can’t Wait Coalition, National Domestic Workers Alliance, SEIU, AFL-CIO, AFT, AFSCME, Community Change, and Care in Action will gather in Washington, D.C. for the first ever Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit on April 18 and 19 to address the needs of care workers and carve out a path forward that strengthens our care infrastructure and economy.

This summit launches a renewed effort to educate the nation, improve the quality of jobs, and recognize care workers for fighting for an equitable care economy that centers all workers across care industries.

Care workers and attendees will gather with prominent guest speakers, from public figures like Morena Baccarin to members of Congress, including Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, and representatives Angie Craig, Jimmy Gomez, Pramila Jayapal, Jan Schakowsky, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Event Details

Interested press should register HERE.


Care Workers Can’t Wait Summit



  • Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of Caring Across Generations & President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Jenn Stowe, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Mary Kay Henry, President, SEIU
  • Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO
  • Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME
  • Fed Ingram, Secretary-Treasurer of AFT
  • Dorian Warren, President, Community Change
  • Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, MomsRising

Members of Congress

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL)
  • Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA)
  • Representatives Angie Craig (IL)
  • Representative Jimmy Gomez (CA)
  • Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA)
  • Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL)
  • Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)

Public Figures

  • Morena Baccarin, Actress


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST April 18

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST April 19


Washington, D.C.

Interested press should register HERE. Details on location will be sent upon registering.


CARE CAN’T WAIT is a coalition of organizations, stakeholders and advocates committed to building a comprehensive, 21st century care infrastructure — that means robust investments to expand access to childcare, paid family and medical leave (PFML), and home- and community-based services (HCBS), and ensure good jobs for the care workforce. The coalition is led by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); AAPD, Be A Hero; Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy; Caring Across Generations; Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap; Community Change & Economic Security Project Community Change; Family Values @ Work; MomsRising; National Domestic Workers Alliance; National Partnership for Women & Families; National Women’s Law Center; Paid Leave for All; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Supermajority; The Arc; and ZERO TO THREE.