Action Alert: Tell Lawmakers to Protect and Prioritize Child Care Funding

CHILD CARE ADVOCATES: IT'S TIME FOR ACTION.

REACH OUT TO LAWMAKERS IN UNDER FIVE MINUTES TO URGE THEM TO PROTECT AND PRIORITIZE CHILD CARE FUNDING.

Starting Point applauds President Biden’s call for Congress to invest $16 billion in child care stabilization grants over the next year. This funding request would support more than 220,000 child care providers nationwide, serving more than 10 million kids. Investments in high-quality, affordable child care will support women’s economic security, children, and equity. Advocates say it’s a worthwhile cost to make sure quality care is affordable and accessible. 

Stabilization grants approved by Congress in the past increased the availability of child care so caregivers could work. Without more public investment support, child care providers are forced to charge more than many families can pay, and child care workers are forced to work for low wages. At the same time, child care workers are paid too little for their own security.

Starting Point urges Congress to support this increased investment in child care so that families can work while their children are safe and learning. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO? 


EMAIL

Send your Lawmakers an email letting them know our child care system needs help and that investment in child care is an investment in families and community.

CALL

Call your Lawmaker's office for your home or child care center and deliver this message to the staff member that answers the phone; leaving this message in a voicemail is also fine if you don't get a live person.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

 

Get the children involved: Share pictures and assignments from children that they’ve completed and are proud of.

Utilize social media: You can find our Lawmaker’s official accounts on Facebook or Twitter by doing a search on those platforms for their name or their title plus their name. Check out Child Care Aware’s social toolkit for a variety of ready to use content. 

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