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Demand a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

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Founded in 2007, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.

About the Petition

Domestic workers from across California have one message: domestic workers care for the families and homes of California with respect; it’s time for California to take care of its domestic workers so they can provide for their own families.

Sylvia Lopez is a house cleaner in the Bay Area. She works hard cleaning homes to provide a better life for her two children, Karina and Daniela.

“We work in the shadows without a law to protect us from harsh chemicals or enforce the agreements we make with our employers.

I don’t want my daughters to think that the work their mother does is less than real work. I want them to go to college, become professionals and to know that their mother did important work too. I am a house cleaner so that my daughters can have a better life.

It’s important to me that my daughters to see my work as dignified -- we need a domestic workers bill of rights in California.”

Domestic workers need a law that will guarantee the basic protections that most of us take for granted. These protections may not seem like much to most people, but they will make a world of difference Sylvia and other domestic workers who care for what we value most.

Sylvia is part of the California Domestic Workers Coalition. Together she and thousands of other advocates are building a movement to win dignity, respect and labor protections for domestic workers in California. They are working to pass the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. And they need your help!

Legislators and Governor Brown, it’s time to pass the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

To: Governor Jerry Brown, California State Legislature

Domestic workers take care of our families, help them take care of theirs: Support the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB241)!

This injustice has gone on long enough. It’s time to pass and sign the California Domestic
Workers Bill of Rights so that the thousands of domestic workers in California -- the workers who care for what we value most -- are guaranteed basic labor protections.

It’s time to stand up for families and guarantee dignity, respect, and labor protections to domestic workers in California by passing and signing into law the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Supporters

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    Ellen Jordan
    Orange, CA
    1 month ago
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    Lily Kazantzi
    1 month ago
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    Yve Laris cohen
    Brooklyn, NY
    1 month ago
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    Yve Laris cohen
    Brooklyn, NY
    1 month ago
  • 3097
    Lazaro Cardenas
    Box Springs, CA
    1 month ago
  • 3096
    Alysha Aziz
    Hayward, CA
    1 month ago
  • 3095
    Sylvia Keber
    Cambridge, MA
    1 month ago
  • 3094
    Marcos Mazo
    Syr, NY
    1 month ago
  • 3093
    Chuck Dowe
    Boston, MA
    1 month ago
  • 3092
    Todd Jailer
    Berkeley, CA
    1 month ago
  • 3091
    Ronald Bach
    1 month ago
  • 3090
    Robert Gabriel
    Lacey, WA
    1 month ago
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    Lara Herchenbach
    1 month ago
  • 3088
    Sophat Phea
    Federal, CA
    1 month ago

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