We want current and past au pairs to support the au pair program.

We want current and past au pairs to support the au pair program.

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We need your help. Please sign this petition to show support of the Au Pair program in Massachusetts. We need our voices and positive stories heard... even if you are not in Massachusetts.
 
We are current and past au pairs from countries all over the world who have participated in the Au Pair Program in the United States and have had wonderful experiences.
 
We do not consider ourselves domestic workers. We do not feel that we are being taken advantage of by our American host families. While in the USA, we are experiencing the American culture, strengthening our English, taking time to travel and building relationships and connections with the families we have joined and the new friends we have made along the way that will last a lifetime.
 
We are treated with dignity, respect, and affection by our host families. We are provided with everything we need – a private room, food, access to transportation, cell phone, and paid vacation time – in addition to getting paid weekly. Our host families also pay $500 for education courses that help us better our English and allows us to experience the American classroom. Additionally, many families go above and beyond these items, for example many of us will attend host family vacations, ski weekends, holiday celebrations, frequent dinners out, and so much more. We have truly become family!
 
We were fully aware that being an au pair in the United State (or any country around the world) would include up to 45 hours of childcare per week, in exchange for all that we mention above. We are not forced to work more than this, nor forced to cook or clean for the family. We are not subject to verbal, emotional, or physical abuse of any kind. On the contrary, we feel cherished and cherish our relationships with the people we now consider our American families.
 
If you are a current or past Au Pair and have a good experience, we are asking for your help by signing this petition.
 

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