Mar 09 2012
Powerful words representing “the 80 percent”
Posted by: Kevin B. Gilnack, Campaign Manager
Wow, once again members of The Caring Force have shown their commitment and engagement to this movement and the services and workers that we're fighting for: yesterday, in honor of International Women's Day, nearly 125 members of The Caring Force shared the words they felt best describe the women of the human services sector. And based on the results, we should be incredibly grateful to have these amazing women making up 80 percent of the human services workforce.
Check out the image below for a great collage of all of the words that describe the women of the human services sector and The Caring Force, but here are some quick highlights:
- Top 5 most popular word submissions:
Most unique words:
- Quintessence ("The most perfect or typical example of a quality or class")
- Indefatigable ("[of a person or their efforts] Persisting tirelessly; untiring.")
And the most personally motivating words that were submitted were "underpaid" and "poor," because for all of the compassion, dedication, committment, care, reslience, and infinite other positive contributions made by the human services workforce (and not just the 80% who are women), the sad reality is that our state still does not provide these important workers with the wages they deserve. In fact, most direct care professionals earn an average of only $12/hour. That's why we will be rallying at the State House and building a sustained campaign to support funding for human service programs and wages for their workers.
I hope that you will be a part of this fight by joining The Caring Force and registering to attend our April 2 State House Rally!
Now, check out how The Caring Force describes the women who work so hard for our one-in-10 neighbors who receive some type of human service: