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What is your love language? Acts of service? Words of affirmation? Gift giving? Your “love language” is a preferred way to express that you care to others, and though we may all show this differently, there’s one way that’s rarely discussed where we each can really share in an act of love, not just to those we care about close to home, but also to families across our nation!

Do this by making VOTING your love language by registering to vote or quickly checking that your voter registration is up-to-date!

The truth is our families are just not feeling the love when it comes to one of the most important things we need to thrive: child care. Over and over we hear from members just like you about the real struggle to find and afford the quality care our families need and deserve. Our child care system has been broken for decades, and while we are starting to see more investments on a state and national level due to YOUR advocacy, much more investments are needed, and together WE have the momentum to make this happen!

Already, too many families report paying a third of their take home pay to child care  and across the country, the annual price of infant child care often exceeds the annual cost of in‑state tuition at a public four‑year university. 

The good news is that because of the actions you have taken to lift our collective voices for child care, this issue is finally at the forefront of national consciousness where it belongs!

I probably don’t need to tell you how important voting is, BUT I do want to share how the critical issues we care about that impact our lives come down to the decisions made at the ballot box. For example, the federal budget that was passed a few weeks ago included nearly a $1 billion increase for child care and Head Start. The support for child care in this budget is good news, but we know it’s not enough to solve our child care crisis. 

This is why voting is such a crucial tool that helps ensure that leaders understand the real life challenges that America’s families are facing. ALL 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be up for election this November. With child care continuing to be unaffordable and inaccessible while child care providers are paid poverty level wages, now more than ever we need leaders that understand the challenges families face every day. 

The bottom line is that we have fought for this issue for years and have seen results. Your actions have gotten our movement this far and together we can ensure our policies reflect the love we share every day for our families.


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