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Congress: Don’t throw our kids off the childcare cliff!
More than 3.2 million children are at risk of losing their spots in childcare programs when federal stabilization funding expires on September 30th. This funding has been a lifeline for countless families, helping them access quality childcare while allowing parents to work and support their households. However, the looming expiration of this funding presents a dire threat.
If Congress does not take immediate action, we could witness the closure of 70,000 childcare centers, leaving parents in impossible situations as they try to balance work and caring for their children.
We call on Congress to take urgent action by passing the Child Care Stabilization Act immediately. Authorize $16 billion per year in emergency funding to save the childcare sector and prevent this impending crisis from devastating families across the nation.
Why is this important?
For many parents, making ends meet each month is already a tremendous challenge. The end of crucial pandemic relief has resulted in a cascade of difficulties, including rising grocery and gas prices, the resumption of student loan payments, and unexpected Medicaid disenrollments. Losing access to affordable and reliable childcare is a burden too heavy to bear.
We cannot afford to let our childcare system collapse. It's not just about providing a safe space for our children; it's about ensuring the well-being of families and our economy.
Sign the petition to protect our children's future, support working parents, and strengthen our communities. Congress, the time to act is now.