How “Care Economy” Voters Fueled Biden’s Win in 2020’s Battlegrounds Suburbs

The survey, conducted for the Women Effect Action Fund (WEAF), by Normington, Petts and Associates, interviewed 2,000 voters in ten battleground states from Nov. 4 to 12: Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin (including an oversample of Wisconsin voters).  Topline battleground state results can be found here.  Topline

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10-State Survey Shows “Care Economy” Voters Fueled Biden’s Win in Battleground Suburbs

Care Economy Coalition Included 2016 Trump Supporters who Switched to Biden 3 in 4 Voters Want Congress to Pass Programs  in Biden’s Caregiving Economic Recovery Package  WASHINGTON, DC, November 19, 2020 — Data from ten different battleground states show that a rising tide of “care economy” voters–battered by COVID and focused on issues like child

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Georgia Results Prove Suburbs Have Undergone a Political Transformation

While there is still much to learn about the coalition that propelled Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to victory, early exit polls have made two things clear. One, Black voters, supported by years of on-the-ground organizing and mobilization efforts, are the primary reason Warnock and Ossoff are headed to the U.S. Senate. Two, even

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Biden COVID Plan Includes Critical Paid Leave and Paid Sick Policies

Proposal Demonstrates Biden Follow Through on Campaign Promise that “Help Is on the Way” Lisa Guide, co-founder of the Women Effect Action Fund (WEAF), released the following statement tonight in response to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan: “This package of critical investments, including paid family leave and paid sick days, demonstrates President-elect Biden’s immediate follow

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“There’s no such thing as relief without addressing the caregiving crisis.” Lisa Guide, co-founder of the Women Effect Action Fund (WEAF), issued the following statement on the plan Republicans proposed in response to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. WEAFs recent survey in 10 battleground states revealed that voters from both parties are desperate for the

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Reaction to American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan means help is here now. Permanent care investments are a critical next step for our nation’s future infrastructure. Lisa Guide, co-founder of the Women Effect Action Fund (WEAF), released the following statement in response to final passage of the American Rescue Plan by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today, Congress and

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Reaction to the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan

“A ONCE IN A GENERATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA” Permanent care investments are essential for our nation’s economic recovery and future infrastructure. Lisa Guide, co-founder of the Women Effect Action Fund (WEAF), released the following statement in response to President Biden announcing details of his economic recovery plan: “Today President Biden outlined his vision for the

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Women Leaving the Workforce Due to Caregiving Demands Costs Trillions in Economic Growth

We cannot fully recover from this historic pandemic without investing in care economy policies that support the US workforce – especially working women. A strong economy must have a strong care infrastructure that includes childcare, paid leave and home and community-based care for older American and people with disabilities.

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Biden’s child, elder care proposals come with a hefty price tag. But can they transform the industry?

The coronavirus pandemic laid bare the deep fissures within the care industry, a strained sector that disproportionately relies on millions of women of color who are paid little to look after children, disabled people, and the country’s growing population of older Americans. View on USA Today

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