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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 21, 2019 01:08 PM
From: Representative Malcolm Kenyatta
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing Dorothy Bolden
Dorothy Bolden was ahead of her time. Working beside her mother as a young girl in Atlanta, Bolden witnessed firsthand how domestic workers were marginalized, an unrecognized segment of the workforce. Taking the career as her own, she made it her mission to see domestic workers received the recognition and benefits they deserved.

Her efforts led to the formation of the National Domestic Workers Union of America, established in 1968. Once established, it helped domestic workers advance through job training and placement programs. Further, assuring workers’ compensation and Social Security, benefits previously denied them.
Bolden’s lifetime achievements, advising both national and state labor departments, as well as three U.S. presidents, reflect her dedication to domestic workers across America. It is fitting to honor her on what would have been her 95th birthday, October 13, 2019.
I hope that you will join me in honoring the life and accomplishments of this groundbreaking woman.