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Apr 19, 2023

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Issues Statement Following Executive Order on Family Caregivers, Early Educators, and Long-term Care Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) commends President Biden's Executive Order to support family caregivers, early educators, and long-term care workers. This order acknowledges the crucial role of family caregivers in our society and the need to support them. Family caregivers play an essential role in providing care to their loved ones, and the NCBCP and Black Women’s Roundtable has been advocating for their recognition and support for years.

Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the NCBCP and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, stated:

"This Executive Order is an important step towards recognizing the essential role and vital work that family caregivers do every day. It is encouraging to see the Biden-Harris Administration prioritize the needs of caregivers, many of whom are Black and Brown women. The NCBCP and BWR has long been committed to advocating for policies that support and uplift our communities, and we look forward to continuing to work with the administration to ensure that our families and communities have the support they need. Family caregivers deserve recognition and support for the important work they do. We applaud this Executive Order and remain committed to advocating for policies that uplift our communities and support those who care for our loved ones."

“We recognize the essential role that caregivers play in the healthcare system and the challenges they face. Many caregivers, especially those from underrepresented communities, face barriers in accessing resources and support. NCBCP and BWR are committed to continuing to advocate for policies that address these challenges and provide support to caregivers.”

President Biden's Executive Order builds on the first-ever National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers released last fall, and the NCBCP looks forward to working with the administration and leaders in Congress to advance legislation that can further deliver relief to family caregivers – including advocating for paid family leave.

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The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls empowerment arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success. Black Youth Vote is the youth-led civic leadership, training and organizing arm of the NCBCP. For more information on the NCBCP’s Unity 2020 National Campaign go to unitycampaign.org.

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