How will working families manage childcare when young people are not at school?
Many people see the childcare issue as a women’s issue because most people assume that women should be in charge of their children.
Part of the issue is ensuring that childcare workers and other domestic workers paid fairly.
In July 2019, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Congress woman Premila Jayapal(D-WA) introduced the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to protect the 2 million domestic workers who provide care taking for seniors, children, and others.
Perhaps the indifference to legislation like this is reflective of the fact that the majority of domestic workers are women of color and immigrant women.