Ai-jen Poo: Building Movements in the Age of Polarization
Nov 8, 2017
Ai-jen Poo is executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations. She is an award-winning activist, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy. As co-founder of the Domestic Workers United, a city-wide, multiracial organization of domestic workers, she helped lead the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, historic legislation that extends basic labor protections to over 200,000 domestic workers in New York state. In 2011, Poo co-created the national Caring Across Generations campaign to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging population and access to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce.