After an amazing month full of actions, we closed May with an amazing statewide action led by hundreds of domestic workers. During concurrent actions at the California State Capitol in Sacramento and the Los Angeles State Building, domestic workers, employers, and allies gathered to send Governor Newsom one message: We need health and safety now! As part of the program, domestic worker leaders made offerings to altars, which included songs and 300 candles at each site to represent the 300,000 domestic workers impacted by the lack of health and safety protections. Domestic worker leaders shared their personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, the wildfires, and their day-to-day while remaining excluded from Cal/OSHA protections.Click here to see more photos of our action in Sacramento by Movement Photographer Brooke Anderson
At the Capitol, Assemblymember Ash Kalra joined us to support dignified working conditions for domestic workers “It is important for me to co-author SB321 because we need to make it clear in California that everyone’s workplace should be safe. During this pandemic, domestic workers have proved us once again to be essential, so we must not allow them to be sacrificial. We must realize that if we want a California that is for everyone, that everyone must be able to work with dignity.” The action culminated with the delivery of a large-scale petition with over 1500 signatures to the governor’s office. Please read our Press release to learn more about our concurrent actions.