Professional caregivers throughout Iowa have asked Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee to retract and clarify a recent statement made on CNN’s Larry King Live. Their letter (see below) has been delivered to the campaign offices of Governor Huckabee and all other Presidential candidates with offices in Iowa.
“The caregivers who sent this letter take pride in their profession, and care deeply about the Iowans that they serve,” says Di Findley, Executive Director of the Iowa CareGivers Association. They hope that Governor Huckabee, and other Presidential candidates, will use this letter as an opportunity to learn more about the work done and challenges faced by professional caregivers, and provide strong Presidential leadership on caregiving issues once they take office.”
December 27, 2007
Governor Mike Huckabee
Candidate for President
Iowa Field Office
Des Moines, Iowa
We are writing on behalf of the over 60,000 direct care workers in Iowa who work on the front lines in nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospices, private residences, hospitals and other settings throughout the state.
We are professional caregivers, and we are proud of it.