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Ford Foundation welcomes Ai-jen Poo to Board

posted Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Here is how Ford Foundation president Darren Walker introduced the newest member of the Foundation's board, Ai-jen Poo, who spoke at the last GIA conference and is an important leader in the direct care and home care movement: I’m thrilled to announce and welcome our new board member, distinguished labor rights advocate Ai-jen Poo. Ai-jen is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations. Her early start as a community organizer led her to create Domestic Workers United in 2000, which played a critical role in New York state passing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, the first law in the country to guarantee basic labor protections such as overtime pay, paid leave, and legal protections from harassment and discrimination. She has also been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women. In Ai-jen we have gained an extraordinary leader and voice for large communities of people whose rights are often challenged in this country.

 

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