Bibs for D.C. Councilmembers: ‘Child Care Shouldn’t Be a Mess’
October 2, 2017
MomsRising Members to Visit D.C. Council to Express Support for Early Learning Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MomsRising members and their families will be joining the Universal Childcare Now Coalition to visit members of the D.C. Council tomorrow, Tuesday, to express support for the Bolstering Early Growth Investment (BEGIN) Act and to encourage council members to strengthen early learning programs in the city.
Moms and children will deliver books full of stories of parents struggling to afford child care, comments from District residents on the importance of high-quality early learning, and baby bibs decorated with the message “Child care shouldn't be a mess.”
When: Tuesday, October 3rd from 10am to 12pm
Where: Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
What: Delivering stories, comments and crafts from parents across the district to D.C. Councilmembers
Who: D.C. moms and their families
According to Child Care Aware, the cost of infant care in D.C. is nearly three times higher than the annual cost of college tuition at a four-year college. The BEGIN Act aims to mitigate these prohibitive costs and expand access by increasing child care subsidy payments for providers, providing tax incentives for property owners to dedicate space to child development facilities, and establishing other measures to improve access to and the quality of child care.
MEDIA NOTE: MomsRising Campaign Director Nina Perez is leading the delivery and will be available for interviews in both English and Spanish about the importance of high-quality, affordable child care in D.C. For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Emily Hecker at 202-371-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.