Ai-jen Poo and the National Domestic Workers Alliance: Caring for Our Nation’s Homes and Families

November 6, 2018

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.

Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. The national alliance is powered by over 60 affiliate organizations—plus robust local chapters in Atlanta, Durham, and New York—of over 20,000 nannies, housekeepers and caregivers for the elderly in 36 cities and 17 states.

Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations. An award-winning organizer, thought leader, and social innovator, Ai-jen is a leading voice in future of work and family care solutions. She has also been an influential voice in the #MeToo and women’s movements, including as a participant in the Times Up action at the 2018 Golden Globes. Ai-jen is a 2014 MacArthur “genius” Fellow and a TIME 100 alumna and has been a featured speaker at the United States of Women Summits, Aspen Ideas Festivals, the Obama Foundation Summit. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME and She is author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. Follow her at @aijenpoo.ick.

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