NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Executive Actions on Family Care

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“We enthusiastically applaud the Biden Administration for making this milestone commitment to child care, care for people who are aging or have a disability, and the families who provide it. Today’s executive actions are an encouraging sign that we are closer than ever to a society that truly values the contributions and sacrifices of working families and caregivers who are vital to our economy.

While we commend the Administration for using every tool available to expand access to child care and long-term care, it can’t fix these problems alone. We need Congress to enact policy solutions that will fix the care crisis, including on child care, paid family and medical leave, and long-term care, and that will support workers who provide care. For too long, families have endured crushing financial burdens due to lack of care options. These same families and care workers are the backbone of our entire economy. We cannot afford to wait.”