Sandra Fluke, women leaders and activists will greet a statewide caravan “Destination, Governor Brown: Domestic Workers Drive for Dignity” with a rally that calls on the Governor to to approve AB 241 (Ammiano). Also known as The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, AB 241 would grant overtime and rest breaks to household workers.
Citizens of Santa Barbara will give the caravan participants children’s drawings and letters from the community to deliver to Governor Brown. In addition, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s office will present a statement of recognition to the California Domestic Workers Coalition.
In California, labor protections covering domestic workers are unclear and leave some workers out entirely. This gap is rooted in the false notion that care giving is not a legitimate full-time profession. AB 241 would extend labor protections to the domestic workers that care for California’s families and their loved ones. The state senate returns from recess on Monday and will be considering AB 241 in the upcoming weeks.
What:Women leaders from political, academic, and labor sectors urge Governor Brown to respect women’s work and sign the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 241). Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s office will also present a statement of recognition to the California Domestic Workers Coalition.
Professor Eileen Boris, Chair of the Department of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara
Grace Chang, Associate Professor at UC Santa Barbara and author of “Disposable Domestics”
Sandra Fluke, Prominent women’s rights activist
Representatives from Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s office
Domestic worker caregivers and housecleaners, faith leaders, employers, and supporters.
When: Monday, August 12, 2013 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where:Franklin Elementary School Auditorium 1111 E. Mason Street Santa Barbara, California
Visuals: Loading a bus of domestic workers and their supporters; colorful signs and wall-sized mural; a mobile gallery of children’s’ art for Governor Brown
Domestic workers and employers will be available for interview on how AB 241 would impact their lives.