Dear Member of Congress:
We urgently need you to invest in building a childcare infrastructure so parents can go to work, children can thrive, and childcare workers can earn a living wage. This includes:
- A comprehensive, federally funded child care system (which estimates show will require a $700 billion dollar investment) that ensures all families have access to high-quality, affordable child care that is available when and where they need it and invests in the education and compensation of a diverse workforce;
- Ensuring that all care workers, as well as every person in our nation, should be paid living wages of at least $15 per hour (and we should get rid of the harmful lower tipped minimum wage);
- And creating a pathway to citizenship for care workers, other essential workers, Dreamers, TPS holders, and their families.
Our families, economy, businesses, and country are depending on you to act quickly.