Write today to include Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) mandatory funding in federal legislation

Please see this action alert on childcare funding in the federal reconciliation package – or the lack thereof – from the Wisconsin Council of Churches.  Please share with your networks.

 

Action Alert to WNPJ from: 

Rabbi Bonnie Margulis

Executive Director

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

608-513-7121

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The Wisconsin Council of Churches believes we as a society have the moral responsibility to see that all children can grow to reach their full potential.  Child Care and Development Block Grants help young children receive quality care and education that will enable them to thrive and that their parents can afford. But Congress must act now to make this vital support available to families that need it.
 
Therefore, together with other members of the Raising Wisconsin Collaborative, we share this urgent advocacy request:
 
Funding for child care is currently not included in the federal reconciliation package. We hope you will join us in demanding your federal legislators include Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) mandatory funding in this legislation. It’s imperative we make a strong call for an increased investment in CCDBG to support providers, young children and their families in Wisconsin and across the country.
 
It takes two minutes to complete and submit the online form, which will send the below letter on your behalf to Wisconsin’s U.S. senators and your representative in the U.S. House:
 
Child care is in crisis in Wisconsin and across the country. It is therefore imperative that funding for child care be included in the current federal reconciliation package. I am writing today to demand that you advocate for including increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) mandatory funding in this legislation.
 
High-quality, affordable and accessible child care is the foundation of healthy child development, a workforce support for families, and essential for economic recovery and growth. There is no question investments in early care and education are vital for the economic and social health of young children, their families, child care providers and our communities. Please show your support accordingly.
 
Thank you in advance for your advocacy.
 
Sincerely,
 
Peter Bakken, Coordinator for Justice and Witness