Former childcare provider Melissa Martinez is knocking on doors with OLÉ to get out the vote on this transformational initiative.
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In Concord, California, a tentative plan to distribute grants to local small businesses impacted by the pandemic didn’t apply to home-based businesses. But Chhabra, other childcare providers, and parents lobbied for an exception.
Working from home while balancing child care is hard work. That’s why this action for affordable care and better wages for providers is so important.
Shineal Hunter, a child care provider from Philadelphia, talks about why she’s shutting down for a day of action on May 9.
Janna tells ChangeWire why she is taking the necessary risks to win long term changes to our childcare infrastructure.
We’ve established many times over that our child care workers are the engines that support a healthy economy. Yet, we’re not willing to pay them a living wage.
A strong majority of voters support passing the Build Back Better Act. Yet, the dirty politics are getting in the way of access to opportunity for all.
Even before the pandemic, about 60% of families in rural areas lived in a child care desert, so this isn’t a new problem. But COVID-19 made it much worse.
It’s a lose-lose situation for parents and caregivers. Providers are chronically underpaid and parents are left with little options that don’t threaten their family’s financial stability.
Back in my early 20s, I proudly wore the job title of “coffee girl.” I had five years of experience by the time I was 22, working full-time at a…