Child Care Voters Week of Action is next week!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

From Oct. 3 -7, Community Change Action is hosting a nationwide Child Care Voters Week of Action in partnership with Child Care Changemakers. The goal of this event is to push federal and state elected officials to center the child care sector in policy initiatives by committing to the following demands:  

  1. Living wages for child care workers; 
  1. An equitable child care system built on racial justice; and  
  1. Affordable child care for all families.  

Through the Child Care Voters Week of Action, Community Change Action and Child Care Changemakers aim to lift child care into the public domain during the upcoming midterm elections by mobilizing community members, organizations, and advocates nationwide. Child care workers are often paid extremely low wages. On average, child care workers in the U.S. are paid only $13.51 per hour. Black and Brown women make up a significant portion of the child care workforce – approximately 20% of child care workers are Latina, and 19% are Black women. In addition, affordable and quality child care is often inaccessible for families with low incomes, and especially for families of color. By amplifying the voices of families and child care workers, especially those of color, policymakers can help ensure the child care sector prioritizes racial and socioeconomic equity.  

People in Colorado and nationwide are encouraged to sign the Child Care Voters Week of Action pledge. Advocates can also host or join an event to lift the voices of parents, children, and child care workers in their community. You can do all of this and learn more at Community Change Action’s website. 

 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.