Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo is executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations.

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Movement Futurism

This piece is part of the Prospect' s series on progressives' strategy over the next 40 years. To read the introduction, click here . We are headed into a period of tremendous change and instability, and we need to be building power and capacity to shape what’s to come. We need to understand these trends and offer a vision for how we can use them to produce greater equity, democracy, opportunity, and care for all. To list just a few of these epochal changes: • Women are now the majority of the paid workforce. Issues that have historically been considered “women’s issues”—like the impossible-to-manage competing responsibilities placed on women at work and in the home, like the undervaluing of women’s labor—are issues that now affect the majority of the workforce. • Communities of color will become the new majority in the United States over the next 40 years, and the growing inequality of wealth is exacerbating racial divisions. If we don’t seize the opportunity of this demographic...