The news is devastating. Over 15,000 older people and people with disabilities living in nursing homes across our state have died during this pandemic, and our governor and other top officials in his administration not only hid the numbers, but also enacted policies that likely caused far more deaths.

How did this happen? Why did this happen? What needs to be done about it?

Join the New York Caring Majority and our #FairPay4HomeCare campaign Wednesday, 2/24, for a critical meeting to learn more and take immediate action.

What: Fund Home Care Now: A Teach-In
When: Wednesday, February 24th from 5:30-6:30pm
Where: via Zoom. RSVP here for the link

Then check out our toolkit for a whole week of action following the teach-in, with critical organizing steps ranging from 1 minute to a few hours of commitment, and with opportunities to take local action in your district, and share with your neighborhood groups and networks!

At the teach in, learn about the long history of organizing and resistance to systemic efforts to push older people and people with disabilities into institutions and out of the public sphere, the mass divestment from the support we and our families need like home and community-based care (including during this pandemic), and what you can do to take action with our powerful movement of seniors, people with disabilities, home care workers, and family caregivers who are leading the fight for the communities and care we need and deserve.

Universal, dignified, long-term care has always been a core social justice issue, sitting at the intersection of all axes of oppression — as anyone who has provided, managed, or received home care knows intimately. Yet so many of us still have a lot to learn about disability and age justice, and how deeply interconnected they are with fights for racial, economic, and gender justice. Join us tomorrow night to deepen our collective understanding of this movement for #FairPay4HomeCare and to build the feminist economy of our dreams: where care and care work are valued, respected, and well-freaking-paid.