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Ai-jen Poo

❤️ @domesticworkers @caringacrossgen @careinactionUS @supermajority. Co-host: @sunstormpod. Opinions entirely my own. #FamiliesBelongTogether

Chicago / New York, USA

Joined on 12 May, 2010

http://www.domesticworkers.org

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Quoted @briantylercohen

NEW: Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

This is long overdue. And when I think about what the last few years have meant for immigrants, it is just a huge relief to be able to welcome a leader like @AliMayorkas to lead DHS.

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Replying to @outsidetheloop: #OTL736 is certified!

Check out @mickeyd1971 discuss East Garfield Park disinvestment, @aijenpoo talking about the fig…

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#OTL736 is certified!

Check out @mickeyd1971 discuss East Garfield Park disinvestment, @aijenpoo talking about the fight for domestic workers rights, and the Secret History of drummer Dave Tough via @Chicago_Reader.

Certified!

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Quoted @winbothseats

Women of color won 2020 and they’re going to win 2021. Let’s keep funding the front lines! #winbothseats @aijenpoo

Yes!! Women of color will win every year! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #winbothseats

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Replying to @CareInActionUS: The Senate has spent the majority of the last year either confirming right wing judges or on vacation. Meanwhile, women…

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Replying to @Amalgamated_Fdn: “Change requires courage. Organizing is full of failures. That’s how we learn and [how] we grow...If you’re not taking…

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The Senate has spent the majority of the last year either confirming right wing judges or on vacation. Meanwhile, women of color have been doing essential work, in a pandemic, and are still struggling to pay rent. We can’t keep waiting for relief.

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“Change requires courage. Organizing is full of failures. That’s how we learn and [how] we grow...If you’re not taking risks, you’re not in the arena...”. - @aijenpoo' leads @domesticworkers, an alliance we support through our Families and Workers Fund. ⚡

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COVID cases are rising & cold weather has us indoors again. #EssentialWorkers like domestic workers are still working.

They need hazard pay, free testing, paid sick days, PPE, and child care.

It's time to pass the Essential Worker Bill of Rights (h/t @senwarren & @reprokhanna)

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A new report from @IPS, @forrespect & @bcgproject calls attention to the difference between company profits and workers reality. #EssentialWorkers went underpaid, unsupported, and forced to risk their health while ten owners increased their wealth by 42%.

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Nearly 250,000 people have died.
#EssentialWorkers keep us alive and cared for while risking their lives & their families safety due to a lack of hazard pay, paid sick leave & PPE.

And yet American billionaires increased their wealth by $1 trillion.

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Quoted @nytopinion

“When we knocked on doors in Latino neighborhoods, people told us over and over that they’d never been contacted before,” writes @marisa_franco. “It was a lot of ground to cover, and we were largely doing it on our own.”

My friend @marisa_franco has been doing the work with Latinx voters. Important insight here.

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Replying to @domesticworkers: DC’s Domestic Workers Protection Act gives concrete workplace protections and creates solutions to challenges domestic…

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DC’s Domestic Workers Protection Act gives concrete workplace protections and creates solutions to challenges domestic workers face. The District’s domestic workers are counting on @councilofDC to pass the bill.

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Quoted @chicago

1 in 15 Chicagoans now have infectious COVID-19. Let that sink in, folks.

And #EssentialWorkers still don’t have hazard pay, health care, or adequate protections.

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Replying to @domesticworkers: A D.C. Domestic Workers Bill of Rights lays the groundwork for a path to higher wages, written contracts, and a portab…

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A D.C. Domestic Workers Bill of Rights lays the groundwork for a path to higher wages, written contracts, and a portable benefits system.

Tag your council member so they know you want them to pass this bill!

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Replying to @RepJoshHarder: There shouldn’t be a single day that this story isn’t front page news. These are families who have forever been changed…

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Replying to @fams2gether: HAPPENING NOW: Families Belong Together has placed more than 650 teddy bears along with a cage outside Capitol Hill to rem…

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HAPPENING NOW: Families Belong Together has placed more than 650 teddy bears along with a cage outside Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers of the 650+ children who have still not been reunited with their families.

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There shouldn’t be a single day that this story isn’t front page news. These are families who have forever been changed by this cruelty.

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Replying to @fams2gether: We will continue to organize our communities to create real change for our country. We won’t stop fighting until all famil…

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We will continue to organize our communities to create real change for our country. We won’t stop fighting until all families can be safe, healthy, and together. Join our fight today:

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Replying to @FWDus: Join Jesus, an essential worker fighting #COVID19, in urging President-elect @JoeBiden to create a pathway to citizenship #ForOu

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Quoted @AP

BREAKING: 709,000 Americans seek jobless aid as layoffs remain elevated amid resurgence of virus.

There are no words to capture what workers & families have suffered with COVID-19. That we haven’t had more relief amidst all the loss of life & livelihoods is insanity. May we never forget that the Senate @senatemajldr refuses to care.

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Replying to @CareInActionUS: “Black women leaders are so important to this democracy precisely because they dare to keep dreaming...Representation i…

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Replying to @domesticworkers: We organized. We voted. Our voices were heard.

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Join Jesus, an essential worker fighting #COVID19, in urging President-elect @JoeBiden to create a pathway to citizenship #ForOurFamilies.

“President-elect Biden, our families are counting on you to protect immigrants and to protect the country."

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“Black women leaders are so important to this democracy precisely because they dare to keep dreaming...Representation is not everything. But it is absolutely something.”

Black women have always been leading the charge for a fairer, more just America.

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We organized. We voted. Our voices were heard.

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My new piece in @TIME on how we recover into a more equitable, caring economy. There are three clear things Congress can do! @CaringAcrossGen @CaringMajority @CareInActionUS

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