AUGUST 12, 2021

Elizabeth Fairchild

Washington, DC — Today, Liz Fairchild, Executive Director of Business Forward, issued a statement in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s care economy proposals:

“Business Forward is encouraged by the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better investments in care infrastructure. The country needs a robust approach to support working families as they manage caregiving responsibilities. Providing paid leave is a win-win solution that helps individuals stay in the workforce, increases profits for employers, and levels the playing field between large employers and small businesses. 

Ambitious investments in the care economy are critical to improving our labor force participation rate and giving families and employers the support they need as we build back better.”



Business Forward helps local business leaders make the “business case” for climate action, affordable healthcare, immigration reform, diversity and inclusion, sensible tax laws, criminal justice reform, infrastructure investment, and other pro-growth reforms. These leaders brief policymakers, work with local media, publish op-eds, submit testimony, advocate online, and organize their communities. We also promote their recommendations through issue briefs, survey reports, training manuals, and podcasts. More than 650 mayors, governors, members of Congress, and senior Administration officials have participated in our briefings.