RAISE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES FOR WORKING MOTHERS

RAISE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES FOR WORKING MOTHERS

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March 8, 2020
Signatures: 82Next Goal: 100
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Started by Priscilla Bey

The current federal poverty guidelines are robbing citizens and preventing them from being successful in maintaining food on the table, affordable and quality childcare, the ability to afford seeing a physician and prescription medications to name a few.

As of 2019, the poverty level is $12,940 for one person, $16,910 for two people, $21,330 for three people, and $25,750 for a household of four.  These totals do not compensate for the rise in cost of living.  Parents are not working simply because they cannot afford child care services.  Lack of access to affordable care can drive parents, especially single mothers, to drop out of the labor force, hinders long-term earning potential, take on unsustainable debt, make other budgeting decisions that leave them worse off, or compromise on the quality of care their children receive.

Sign the petition and request Washington State to contribute a fair and equitable amount of government funds that will sufficiently support working mothers in their quest for a better life.

WE NEED CHANGE NOW!

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Signatures: 82Next Goal: 100
Support now