Why Childcare Is Essential Work During and After Pandemic
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FEATURING TAMMY THOMAS MILES – The Coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark relief the importance of childcare and those workers who provide care for our children. Already the child care industry was struggling for years as costs for parents skyrocketed and wages for providers remained far too low.
Now, as Congress readies to vote on the Childcare is Essential Act, introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro, activists around the nation are holding a week of action to highlight the urgent need for fully funded childcare.
Although the Childcare is Essential Act includes a $100 billion investment in the industry, Senate Republicans have included childcare funding in this week’s Covid-relief bill – to the tune of only $15 billion. A recent survey showed overwhelming public support for childcare funding.
For more information visit https://www.childcarechangemakers.org.
Tammy Thomas Miles, Senior Organizer at Community Change Action, working with childcare providers.