Ai-Jen Poo, a gifted community organizer recently honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at the Greater Boston Care Congress on June 16th. The Congress will launch the Massachusetts Caring Across Generations Campaign, part of a national movement to unite care workers, seniors, members of the disability community, and allies in order to create jobs, win affordable care services, and transform the care industry. The Massachusetts Domestic Workerâ€™s Alliance will convene in the morning at the same location to draft legislation for a Massachusetts Domestic Workersâ€™ Bill of Rights.
Poo is a daughter of pro-democracy immigrants from Chiang Kai-shekâ€™s Taiwan who has been active for decades in worker-led groups. She was influential in New Yorkâ€™s recent passage of a historic Domestic Workersâ€™ Bill of Rights and is providing leadership for the new national campaign, Caring Across Generations.
Caring Across Generations is the movement-building campaign of a national coalition of several hundred organizations representing care workers and care consumers. The Massachusetts Caring Across Generations Campaign is led by a steering committee of local organizations including 1199/SEIU, Mass Senior Action Council, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers, and Massachusetts Jobs With Justice.