The New Yorker, Sue Halpern, Can Boosting Child and Elder Care Help Democrats Win Control of the Senate?

In mid-December, a few weeks before Georgia’s upcoming January 5th run-off election, Schanceline Nanje was in Marietta, knocking on doors on behalf of Family Friendly Action, a political-action committee working to elect politicians who support what it calls “the care economy”: child care, elder care, health care, and paid family leave. Nanje, who immigrated to the United States from Cameroon eighteen years ago, and recently became a citizen, is a home health aide and student at Kennesaw State University. She is twenty-nine. The November general election was the first time she was able to vote. “I took a lot of time doing research on all the candidates,” she told me. “Health care was very important to me, because a few years back my grandma passed away, and there was so much care she could have gotten but didn’t.”


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