Today, senior Biden-Harris Administration officials hosted advocates from across the country, including early educators, home- and community-based care workers, family caregivers, veterans, people with disabilities, and older Americans. Participants in the convening highlighted the substantial progress the Biden-Harris Administration has made toward making care more affordable for American families, supporting family caregivers, boosting compensation and job quality for care workers, and expanding care options.  

As a part of Care Workers Recognition Month, the convening honored the coalition driving the care agenda in communities across the country and highlighted the stories of Americans from all care sectors: child care, home- and community-based services for older Americans and people with disabilities, family caregivers, and paid family and medical leave. The White House convening follows President Biden’s remarks at a rally in which he underscored his commitment to investing in and supporting the care economy.  

Participants in today’s convening included:

  • Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Neera Tanden, Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor
  • Jen Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the Gender Policy Council
  • Lael Brainard, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council
  • Stephen Benjamin, Assistant to the President, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement
  • Athena Jones, home- and community-based care worker
  • Juliana Brown, nurse and paid leave advocate
  • Donise Keller, early educator and child care business operator
  • Carson Covey, home- and community-based care advocate
  • Brynne Covey, sister to Carson and family caregiver
  • Dr. Macie Smith, family caregiver and licensed social worker  

The event was livestreamed and the recording can be found here.


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