For Immediate Release
November 20, 2019
Marisol Bello, [email protected], 202.997.3208
Natali Fani-González, [email protected], 202.787.1813
Statements on Child Care on Tonight’s Democratic Debate in Georgia By Community Change Action and New Georgia Project Action Fund
Washington, DC – Through the current national child care grassroots movement, Community Change Action has advocated for Democratic debates to include questions about this pressing economic issue. The reality: There is a growing movement of parents, providers, educators and others working together across the country to ensure parents have access to affordable child care.
Wendoly Marte, Director of Economic Justice for Community Change Action: “Quality child care is expensive and a necessity for families; we are pleased that tonight, presidential candidates were asked for the first time to share their vision for how to provide quality and affordable care to every child in America, alongside paid family leave.
“Voters are paying attention so they can choose the presidential candidate that offers the most comprehensive solution to fix our child care system. Tonight was a good first step in helping them decide.”
Nse Ufot, Execute Director of New Georgia Project Action Fund: “We must have a child care system that works for every family regardless of their income or their zip code. At the same time, child care providers need to earn good wages so that their own families thrive.”
Community Change Action builds the power of low-income people, especially people of color, to fight for a society where everyone can thrive.
New Georgia Project Action Fund is an organization dedicated to growing political engagement in historically underrepresented communities and a leader in the child care movement.