Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us. Workers across the country will come together for a day of disruptive action on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 to declare Care is Essential. This day of action focuses specifically on Black, brown, and API womens’ work with a clear demand for Congress to enact the White House’s plan for a $400BN investment in care jobs and the women of color who lead the workforce. More broadly, calls to pass the American Jobs Plan and the clear intertwining of care with other priorities will create a clear, accessible narrative for the day. Home care workers and SEIU members will lead the way, joined by NDWA, the Fight for $15 and a Union, our racial, immigrant, and climate justice partners, other labor organizations, and community partners and allies. In at least 15 cities across the country, we will plan 40 actions and in-person events that are as large as possible given health guidelines, worker safety, and community engagement. The day will include online action led by workers, demanding action from Congress to pass, and the American Jobs Plan alongside the American Families Plan to ensure the health, safety, and economic well-being of every worker. Bringing together workers of all races to exercise their power together, we will put our racial and economic justice demands at the center of the conversation about the next steps to “build back better” and demonstrate the power of people organizing and joining together in unions. To get involved: https://seiu.co/CareIsEssentia1 PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to monitor public health and national and local guidelines as we put together actions, so that everyone can safely participate. Masks will be available at all events and strongly recommended for all attendees especially those unvaccinated.