ORGANIZING FOR CARE 2016

CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS CONVENES NATIONWIDE CARE COALITION IN DC AT ORGANIZING FOR CARE 2016

Caregiving advocates gather to drive momentum for national and state caregiving initiatives for 2017 and beyond
Conference enfolds Caring Across Generations co-directors participation at White House Summits on Women and Worker Voices

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathleen Duffy, Caring Across Generations
(773) 934.4754 cell
kathleen@caringacrossgenerations.org

MEDIA ADVISORY: For distribution Friday, June 10, 2016

Washington, DC — Opening the door for dynamic and authentic collaboration, Caring Across Generations will convene a delegation of national long-term care policy experts, state elected officials and grassroots advocacy leaders from across the country in Washington D.C. next week to highlight the innovative policy and advocacy work happening nationwide to transform our approach to caregiving.

“We’re so excited about this powerful group coming together for the first time to talk about the most innovative policy solutions to caregiving, an issue that could quickly become a crisis without prompt intervention,” said Sarita Gupta, co-director of Caring Across Generations. “These individuals represent the leadership and energy we need in the care movement - the policy makers, advocates, and grassroots leaders who will craft a new approach to care that will ensure that all Americans can live and age with dignity in their homes and communities.”

Organizing for Care 2016 will take place Wednesday, June 15 in Washington D.C. Among the noted speakers are Senator Tom Daschle; Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP; and Caring Across Generations co-directors Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo.

Coinciding with Caring Across’s event, Ms. Gupta will also lead the “Organizing for Care” panel discussion as part of the Department of Labor’s Worker Voice Summit: The Power of Women’s Voices on Wednesday, June 15. Additionally, Caring Across Generations co-directors Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo will both speak at the White House’s United State of Women Summit the previous day. Ms. Poo will be a panelist on the “Valuing Caregiving in the 21st Century” Solution Seminar. Ms. Gupta will speak as part of the “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Economic Empowerment for Women and Families” Solution Seminar panel discussion.

WHAT:
Organizing for Care 2016, a nationwide care coalition convening to discuss innovation and progress in the care movement.

WHO:
Senator Tom Daschle, Senator Rosalyn Baker (HI-6), and elected officials from Colorado, Michigan, and Maine; policy advocates including Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP and Daniel Wilson of the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI); state officials including Secretary Alice Bonner of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Loren Colman of the Minnesota Department of Human Services; and grassroots leaders from 15 state and 50 national advocacy groups.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WHERE:
Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW, Washington, DC

More information on the event is available online at: http://www.caringacross.org/organizingforcare

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About Caring Across Generations
Caring Across Generations is a national movement of families, caregivers, people with disabilities and aging Americans working to transform the way we care in this country. By harnessing the power of online and grassroots organizing and culture change work, we are shifting how our nation values caregiving and calling for policy solutions that enable all of us to live well and age with dignity. For more information, please visit caringacross.org.