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Action Alert: Tell your Members of Congress to include at least $50 billion in child care funding

It's a TWEETSTORM!! It's a DAY OF ACTION!! We need your help to make sure child care is included in the stimulus package!

Please tweet at some point today, using the hashtags and the sample tweets below from the toolkit. Or you can share your own experiences. It's imperative that our Members of Congress hear from us today. Things are moving fast!

Tell your Members of Congress to act immediately to provide at least $50 billion in child care funding to states to address these needs in the third COVID-19 stimulus package.

Sample tweets and a toolkit can be found HERE.

Hashtags, which can also be found in the document, are #FundChildCare and #ChildCareNow

Twitter Handles for our CT Delegation:

Chris Murphy - @ChrisMurphyCT

Richard Blumenthal - @SenBlumenthal

John Larson - @RepJohnLarson

Joe Courtney - @RepJoeCourtney

Rosa DeLauro - @rosadelauro

Jim Himes - @jahimes

Jahana Hayes - @RepJahanaHayes

From our friends at NAEYC:

Why does Congress need to #FundChildCare in the emergency stimulus package?         

  • To protect the health and safety of essential workers and their children

  • To support small businesses

  • To make sure child care programs exist in the recovery

  • To prevent tens of thousands of workers from losing their jobs

  • To keep the child care industry from collapsing.

  • To help American families

  • To stabilize an essential service

  • To stimulate consumer spending

  • To provide the quality care children and families need, now and in the future

You can also CALL your Members of Congress TODAY!!

Tell them that the pandemic bailout bill needs to make sure we don't lose child care programs during the shutdown, and to include at least $50 billion in the third stimulus package. 

PROVIDERS: Now is the time to have a frank conversation with whoever answers the phone in your MOC's office regarding your financial situation. What is the likelihood of the program re-opening? Tell them how it's impacting your program. 

Please call!

Senator Murphy (860) 549-8463

Senator Blumenthal Hartford (860) 258-6940 Bridgeport (203) 330-0598

Congresswoman DeLauro (203) 562-3718

Congresswoman Hayes  (860) 223-8412

Congressman Larson (860) 278-8888

Congressman Courtney Norwich (860) 886-0139 Enfield (860) 741-6011

Congressman Himes Bridgeport (203) 333-6600 Stamford (203) 353-9400

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