The Hill, Anne Grassie, Mr. President, don’t compromise on paid sick leave for working families

Rochester Child Care, where I’ve worked as family services coordinator for 11 years, sits on a residential street in a small town just up the Salmon Falls River from the New Hampshire coast. The parents who trust us with their toddlers, preschoolers and school-age kids want the enrichment we offer — but they need the

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Focusing on America’s child care crisis could help Democrats win the next election

Caregivers in America are experiencing burnout on top of burnout. Millions of children are attending school remotely, day care centers are at risk of closing, and many nursing homes have become dangerous for residents and staff alike. Getting affordable, high-quality care for children, elders, and others who need it has always been a struggle for

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The New Yorker, Sue Halpern, Can Boosting Child and Elder Care Help Democrats Win Control of the Senate?

In mid-December, a few weeks before Georgia’s upcoming January 5th run-off election, Schanceline Nanje was in Marietta, knocking on doors on behalf of Family Friendly Action, a political-action committee working to elect politicians who support what it calls “the care economy”: child care, elder care, health care, and paid family leave. Nanje, who immigrated to

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The Hill, Lisa Guide, Real COVID-19 relief? Use all tools to invest in the ‘care economy’

As Congress works to cut a deal on COVID-19 relief legislation, there are disturbing reports that lawmakers may ignore the economic needs of millions of Americans struggling to care for children and other loved ones who depend on them. If lawmakers don’t step up to help them now, new data from the 2020 elections suggest

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HillTV: What America’s Thinking

On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new post-election battleground poll from the Women Effect Action Fund finds 74% of battleground voters supported programs in a care economy package that is a critical part of the Build Back Better economic recovery plan that Biden ran on. Lisa Guide, Co-Founder of Women Effect Action Fund, joins Hill

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