Neither candidate has addressed the caregiver crisis at all to our standards. How could they overlook the integral ties caregiving has to the two biggest issues facing our country– the economy and healthcare? Caregivers vote to protect the future of their loved ones and to receive the support they deserve. We are a force of political power (65 million strong!) but only if we get out and exercise our right to vote. Ideally, we would choose our next president based on a strong platform advocating caregiver rights and services. However, our country isn’t there yet. Instead we must pick through the political jargon and language of the proposed bills to find our future services and the protection of our rights. Regardless, your vote is your voice. Although it may feel like using a pebble to create a tidal wave, you can rest tonight knowing that you participated in a choice that will change nation.
Many thanks to Sherri Snelling for breaking it down in her post, Where Do the Candidates Stand on Caregiving?