Sara Luterman is our caregiving reporter. She is based outside Washington, D.C. Prior to The 19th, she worked as a freelancer covering disability policy, politics and culture for publications including The Nation, The American Prospect and Vox. Her reporting in The Nation was shortlisted for the 2021 Deadline Club Mosaic Award, which recognizes excellence in “coverage of disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social justice, equity and inclusion.” Most recently, Sara became a contributing editor for Radiolab.
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Exclusive: After a massive baby formula recall, two senators want answers
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Biden administration signals continued commitment to home care after Build Back Better stall
Secretary Xavier Becerra met with leaders in disability, aging and labor to assure them that the Biden administration has not forgotten about them.
Anti-'woke’ bills could affect LGBTQ+ sensitivity training for eldercare, advocates worry
As states consider bills restricting discussions on diversity in schools, Florida and Tennessee both have bills that may have effects far beyond the classroom.
31 states have laws that allow forced sterilizations, new report shows
A new report from the National Women’s Law Center lays out the laws, some passed as recently as 2019, around an overlooked aspect of reproductive justice.
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It’s tough to find eldercare for immigrants. These places could help.
Older immigrants and their families often have trouble finding care that takes their language, food and religion into account.
Many people with disabilities are paid just pennies. Build Back Better could help end that
The subminimum wage allows employers to pay people with disabilities cents on the hour for their work. A provision in the Build Back Better Act would incentivize states to help end the practice.