Write a Letter to the Editor to say: Children need Care, not Cliffs!
On September 30th American families and workers were thrown over a cliff when child care stabilization funding expired.
An already-crumbling child care system from chronic underfunding and a global pandemic have thrust child care further into a state of crisis. Congress took the bold and necessary steps to invest critical funds to stabilize the child care market which saved our system from total collapse. However, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) stabilization dollars that saved the child care sector from collapse expired with projections that 3.2 million children could lose their child care as a result.
Sending a letter to the editor of your local newspaper is a powerful way to make sure our elected leaders get the message. Lawmakers are reading their local papers to get a sense of what matters to people in their own community. With the quick and easy tool, you can help make sure policies that lift families, like comprehensive child care, make it to the top of their agenda.
**Just fill in the form on the right and click "NEXT" to see our sample letter and talking points.**
Here's how to send your letter:
1) Fill in your name and contact information on this page in the form and click NEXT. Important note: We ask for your phone number because papers require this info with all letters, but your phone will NOT be published or shared!
2) When you get to the next screen, choose a newspaper for your letter—and then click on the Sample, Letter, and Talking Points buttons to write your letter. If you want to use part, or all of that sample letter, just copy and paste the text into the small empty box to the right on that page. It's easy!
3) Click send and watch for your letter to be published!