ICYMI: Absorbing Chaos
This week the MomsRising universe cranked up the MOMentum for paid leave and child care. Check out how, plus join us (it's not too late!) for a sweet celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
ACTION OF THE WEEK: Other countries support care, why don't we?
Last week the NY times shared shocking statistics about early child care support in the United States. It turns out rich countries contribute an average of $14,000 per year for a toddler’s care, compared with just $500 in the U.S. Building a care infrastructure is key to changing these shameful numbers. Take action to urge our Congress to support kids and families by passing care infrastructure (including child care, paid family medical leave and the CTC) ASAP!
IN THE NEWS: PBS Newshour: Why millions of Americans feel they must choose between caring for loved ones and work
"Generations of workers have simply absorbed the chaos of balancing labor and child care, especially with babies and toddlers." — MomsRising National Director of Early Learning Jeannina Perez Read More
We're taking to the skies above the @Steelers game to remind leaders that robust investments in caregiving are truly the wind beneath our wings. Give us a wave & share a pic if you see us! Add your name here: https://t.co/Vcx3LfR4HN #PaidLeaveForAll #CareCantWait pic.twitter.com/NWbVngvEX3
— MomsRising (@MomsRising) October 10, 2021
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