In a press release from the CUHW it was stated that Estelle is the only candidate that includes improved in-home care and a living wage for homecare workers in her platform. We know that she will stand up for the care of those who, elderly and disabled, are not always able to speak for themselves.
”I am honored to have received this endorsement.” Estelle said. “Serving on the Board of the Healy Senior Center, I know first hand the difficulties our seniors face and the vital service the Homecare Workers provide. The fact they are paid minimum wage with no benefits is a tragedy and one, even in these difficult economic times, I hope will be soon remedied. The service they provide our seniors and our community is invaluable.”
CUHW said Estelle has been a strong advocate for the rural lifestyle and those who choose to live rurally. A large number of our elderly and disabled do live rurally, and deserve to stay in their homes and maintain the lifestyles they are accustomed to. They are able to do this because of in home care.
The press release continued to say that workers deserve a living wage and health benefits. They think Estelle will bring a fresh perspective to the board of supervisors and will be able to do some creative problem solving to help home care workers receive the wage increase they have earned.
The release said that Estelle truly, “has a heart for homecare.”
Estelle Fennell and Kathy Sobilo