Team of Nannies and Allies to Hand-Deliver Thousands of Pacifiers to Trump’s OMB Nominee Rep. Mulvaney

02/06/2017

In response to Senate Committee vote, domestic workers plan action to highlight Rep. Mulvaney’s incompetence

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What: Team of Nannies Hand-Delivery of over 3000 Pacifiers to the office of Trump’s Nominee for Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mulvaney
When: Monday, February 6, 10:30am EST
Where: Meet at Starbucks on 237 Pennsylvania Ave SE D.C. and walk over to Rayburn office building at Independence Ave. SW
Who: National Domestic Workers Alliance, domestic workers and their children, domestic employers, immigrant women, women of color, and other allies.

Visuals: Theatrical hand-delivery of over 3000 pacifiers; nannies with their young children hold signs, toys, and dolls; large, colorful banners.

Washington, DC — In response to this morning’s announcement that Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Trump’s millionaire nominee for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), was voted out of two Senate Committees and sent to the full Senate for confirmation, a team of nannies, employers, and allies part of the National Domestic Workers Alliance will hand-deliver thousands of pacifiers to Rep. Mulvaney’s office on Monday in a show of opposition.

Rep. Mulvaney has raised major doubts about his competence in Senate Committee hearings when he called the nanny of his triplets “just a babysitter,” who did not merit being treated as an employee. His controversial track record of trying to overhaul Social Security and Medicare while undermining working women, mirrors a common trend among Trump and his billionaire cabinet of not respecting the labor and humanity of the low-wage workers they employ.

By flooding his office with thousands of pacifiers, the group hopes to make a strong statement that Rep. Mulvaney is unfit to serve as OMB director, a position that influences how the government spends its money, including the billions on Trump’s anti-immigrant border wall.

The hand-delivery of pacifiers to Mulvaney’s office will take place on Monday morning, and will be followed by visits to the offices of select Senators, urging them not to vote for Rep. Mulvaney’s confirmation.

About National Domestic Workers Alliance

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. It’s won legislation protecting domestic workers’ rights in seven states including New York, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut, and Illinois. The Alliance is powered by almost 60 affiliate organizations—plus its first local chapter in Atlanta—of over 15,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly in 37 cities and 18 states.