Ask Your Representative to Co-sponsor the Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act
Only one out of six children eligible for child care assistance under federal law actually receive it. Congressman Jim McDermott recently introduced an important bill that works to remedy this gap. The Ensuring Child Care for Working Families Act would guarantee child care assistance for families with incomes up to 200 percent of poverty who need child care to work or attend an education or training program. He was joined by Representatives George Miller, John Lewis, Gwen Moore, and Pete Stark.
This bill makes a commitment to helping women and their families when they need it most. Right now, in 22 states, families who apply for child care assistance are placed on waiting lists for assistance or are turned away without having their names placed on a list. As low-income families struggle to make ends meet and hold down jobs, a bill like Congressman McDermott's would help remove one of the major barriers — lack of affordable, reliable child care — that can keep them from succeeding.
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