Care Can’t Wait is a coalition of organizations, stakeholders, and advocates across the U.S. committed to building a comprehensive, 21st century care infrastructure — that means robust investments to expand access to affordable childcare, paid family and medical leave (PFML), home- and community-based services (HCBS), and ensure good jobs for the care workforce.
We're working together to win bold investments for care across the lifespan, to elevate care as an issue that requires bold policy solutions, and popularize the notion that care is infrastructure.
Care was thrust into the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic, but so many Americans have quietly been struggling — often painfully and in isolation — with the pressures and impossible choices related to caring for our families. From child care to paid leave to long-term care, Covid-19 helped us see that, while our families are indeed our responsibility, it’s not our fault that we struggle to manage or afford the care we need. We need public policy solutions, now more than ever.