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Petitioning Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale and 8 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
Kareem Dale
Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity
Martha Coven
Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Cynthia Mann
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
Cecelia Munoz
White House Chief of Staff
Jacob Lew
Deputy Director for Management, OMB
Jeffrey Zients
United States Secretary of Labor
Hilda Solis
Special Assistant to the President on Labor and Workforce Policy
Portia Wu
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
Nancy-Ann DeParle

Stop excluding home care aides from minimum wage and overtime!

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Supporters

On December 15, 2011, President Obama announced a plan to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers as part of his "We Can’t Wait" program.

One year later, WE'RE STILL WAITING.

Home care workers assist older Americans and people with disabilities with activities critical to their safety and quality of life, yet 50% of these workers rely on public assistance in order to meet their own basic needs. 

President Obama, KEEP YOUR PROMISE to home care workers and carry these long-overdue minimum wage and overtime reforms across the finish line today.

Home care agencies are enjoying billions in profits while these workers struggle to make ends meet.

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Letter to
Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale
Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity Martha Coven
Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Cynthia Mann
and 6 others
Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Munoz
White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew
Deputy Director for Management, OMB Jeffrey Zients
United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
Special Assistant to the President on Labor and Workforce Policy Portia Wu
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle
On December 15, 2011, President Obama announced a plan to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers as part of his "We Can’t Wait" program.

One year later, WE ARE STILL WAITING.

I urge you to move quickly to finalize Labor Department rules that will apply the Fair Labor Standards Act to our nation’s 2.5 million home care workers.

These workers assist older Americans and people with disabilities with activities critical to their safety and quality of life. Yet 50% of these workers rely on public assistance to meet the basic needs of their own families.

Home care agencies are enjoying billions in profits while these workers struggle to make ends meet.

The time to act is now.

KEEP YOUR PROMISE to home care workers and carry these long-overdue minimum wage and overtime reforms across the finish line today.