Actor Harold Perrineau partnered with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to co-host the organization’s #BeTheHelp Children’s Art Party on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. As Perrineau explains, “My grandmother was a domestic worker. Today, we love the nanny who works with our family. We’re thrilled to support efforts to bring fairness to this important workforce.”


For several years the NDWA has fought to bring equality to domestic workers as thousands of nannies and maids are exposed to inhumane treatment on a daily basis. In the state of California, 200,000 domestic workers do not enjoy the basic rights of a typical employee which include scheduled breaks and severance pay. A Bill of Rights has been proposed in the state to stop the injustice and bring harmony to a workforce in crisis.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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