Early Care & Education
All families should have access to affordable, high-quality early care and education opportunities that are welcoming and inclusive of all self-defined families, provide for a well-trained and compensated workforce, and create environments where all children can thrive so that all children are ready and successful for school and life regardless of race, ZIP code, ability, identity, or any other factor.
Eight of the country’s leading labor, policy, and advocacy organizations (including MomsRising) released a report that calls on policymakers to prioritize and fix America’s broken child care system. Read more here: https://caseforchildcare.org/2020CaseForChildCare.pdf
To build momentum nationally for high-quality, affordable childcare investments, we need families (like yours!) to share their experiences so we can show our leaders that childcare policies are a priority for their constituents.
Just as families need support the most, monthly Child Tax Credit payments ended in December because Joe Manchin and the Republican Senators refused to pass Build Back Better. With Omicron raging, it's more important than ever to pass BBB to make child care and elder care affordable, guarantee paid family and medical leave, lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs, make healthcare more affordable, and more.
URGENT! Tell members of Congress to robustly fund child care in the final reconciliation package!
We need your stories about your struggles with childcare and paid family and medical leave in order to put pressure on leaders in Congress to pass investments in the care economy ASAP. Can you share your story with us today?