Urge Congress to Invest in Child Care!

Urge Congress to Invest in Child Care NOW! CALL (202) 224-3121 or send a Tweet!

For many working families, high-quality child care during the earliest years is unaffordable — center-based child care for infants and toddlers was more expensive than in-state tuition at a public college in 28 states and the District of Columbia last year.

Call (202) 224-2131 or TWEET your Members of Congress. Tell them to support a $1.2 billion increase for CCDBG to ensure all eligible children have access to high-quality child care.

What you can say:
Hello, I am a constituent from (hometown, state) and I’m calling today to urge Senator/Representative ________________ to support a $1.2 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant when he/she returns to Washington after Labor Day. Quality child care in the early years is key to later success for children in our state. We must move forward, not backwards. Total federal and state spending on child care is at its lowest point in 12 years. Nationally the Child Care and Development Block Grant serves 360,000 fewer children than it did a decade ago. Now is the time to give children and their working parents the support they need to succeed. Our children’s futures and our country's economic future depend on it.

 Tweet the below message to your Senator and Representatives when you click their name below!

Twitter message:
I stand w/ @childdefender, support a $1.2 billion increase for #CCDBG @_______________! #InvestInUs

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