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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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Let's End 50 Years Without Child Care

December 10, 2021
Did you know that we could have had a fair and just universal child care system 50 years ago? That’s right (and infuriating!). It was 50 years ago today when Republican President Richard Nixon vetoed the Comprehensive Child Development Act, a bill that would have implemented a multibillion-dollar...
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Cómo Nixon hizo posible la crisis actual del cuidado infantil

December 10, 2021
Si no hubiera sido por el ex presidente republicano Richard Nixon, las familias como la nuestra probablemente no tendrían dificultades para pagar y encontrar cuidado infantil. Punto final. El 10 de diciembre es el 50 aniversario del veto de Nixon al Cuidado Infantil Universal, también conocido como...
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Write a sticky note message to your U.S. Senator to pass Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
I’m stubborn. Yes, I have gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and kids and loved ones to care for, all on top of the ongoing madness of the pandemic. But I’m not taking my eyes off the Build Back Better Act. Not now. Not when we are so close to finally getting the care policies that my family -- and so...
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Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. It is time to Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. The pandemic's effect on maternal mental health is staggering. We must – and we can – put into place public policies to support families and ease the stress and anxieties mothers are facing.
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I Shared My Story at the Grandmas Unite Rally.

December 9, 2021
The monthly Child Tax Credit payments have been a huge relief. We’ve finally been able to get out of the vicious cycle of struggling to choose between food, medicine and bills. I was even able to buy a used vehicle so we could access resources and I could look for jobs.
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How Nixon Made Today’s Child Care Crisis Possible

December 8, 2021
If it hadn’t been for former Republican President Richard Nixon, families like ours likely wouldn’t be struggling to afford and find child care. Full stop. December 10th is the 50th anniversary of Nixon's veto on Universal Child Care, also known as the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971, that would have implemented a multibillion-dollar national child care system that passed both houses of Congress with bipartisan majorities.
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Ayúdanos A Lograr Una Victoria De Cuidado Infantil

December 8, 2021
El paquete bipartidista Build Back Better ya fue aprobado en la Cámara de Representantes, ¡lo que es una muy buena noticia! Sin embargo, Build Back Better ahora va al Senado … es por eso que debemos continuar la presión -- Necesitamos TU AYUDA y tus acciones son esenciales para decirle al Congreso...
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RSVP to Support Grandmothers Fighting for Build Back Better!

December 8, 2021
Grandmothers have been stepping up in a big way to fill in gaps in care for grandkids and other members of the family during the pandemic. They know first hand how the policies in the Build Back Better Act will help their families, businesses, and the economy. That’s why, this Thursday, December 9, at 12 noon, grandmothers will be heading to the U.S. Capitol to take the lead in urging Congress to vote YES on the Build Back Better Act.
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There’s No Time to Wait

December 3, 2021
We need paid family/medical leave in the Build Back Better Act. There are only 6 days left in the Congressional calendar before the Senate leaves town for the year. They must get this done now.
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