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Their handwriting may be a little shaky but their messages were loud and clear. Residents of Seacrest Village, a Jewish retirement community in Encinitas, California, and their volunteer assistants penned over 500 postcards during the March 15 Ides of Trump campaign. A grassroots, social-media driven effort hatched in California, the Ides of Trump created a platform to inspire global postcard-writing gatherings designed to flood the White House with cards opposing the President and his agenda.
Domestic workers are a visible fixture where I live in Manhattan, caring for the elderly, cleaning apartments, shepherding kids to playdates and playgrounds while mom and dad are at work. But in many ways, they have long been an invisible and exploited workforce. They are considered “help” and not “labor” by truly misguided social convention. And they often aren’t afforded the same rights other workers are: being paid on the books, receiving compensated sick and vacation time, getting benefits like health care and social security, and freedom from harassment and retaliation.