Our Mission

We are the sister organization to Family Values@Work and, with our state partners, we are fighting to build a caregiving infrastructure that dismantles the historic structures of racialized and gendered caregiving. Family Values @ Work Action supports our state coalitions in building political power to engage historically disenfranchised voters in the movement for care and caregiving and other economic security issues through public education and civic engagement strategies.

Issues that We’re Fighting For

  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Child Care and Early Childhood Education
  • Full Participation in Our Democracy
  • Paid Sick and Safe Days
  • Worker Justice and Labor Issues
  • Reproductive Rights & Justice


Carol Joyner

Executive Director

Board of Directors

  • Melanie Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women’s Roundtable
  • Wendy Chun Hoon, Paid Leave Expert
  • Nicole Lee, Nicole Lee Consulting
  • Andrea Paluso, Childcare for Every Family
  • Yadira Sanchez, Poder Latinx
  • Dawn Huckelbridge , Paid Leave for All

Our Team

  • Elliott Maddox, Communications Director
  • Nija Phelps, Administrative Coordinator