Show You Care: Send Child Care Advocates to Capitol Hill

October 14, 2015

capitol-2Families and advocates will meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill to share their stories and advocate for improved child care options for families during Child Care Aware® of America’s Symposium 2016 – and your donations can help send them there.

This Giving Tuesday, join in the effort to change the face of child care and early childhood education by helping Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) send 20 family members to Washington, D.C. to share their personal stories with legislators.

Every donation brings CCAoA closer to our $20,000 goal, which is enough to cover transportation, food and lodging for twenty family advocates from across the country for a once a year event that helps the organization advocate for improved, affordable child care options for all families.

The next CCAoA Symposium will take place on April 4-6, 2016 and will include family members from at least twenty states – but we need your help to get them there.

Save the date for this year’s Giving Tuesday – December 1, 2015, and add Child Care Aware® of America to your charity list for a special gift this year.

$1,000 will cover the cost for one family advocate to go CCAoA’s Symposium 2016, and then spend a day on Capitol Hill talking to their home state legislators about child care issues.

Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America said that “by attending the symposium and sharing their personal experiences, family members are educating their elected officials, who have the ability to strengthen the quality of child care. Every family advocate we can get to Washington, D.C. could be the difference in upcoming legislation affecting affordability and access.”

Family members interested in applying to be an advocate should check back in the fall when applications should be live.

Call us to see how we can help you  become a part of the solution.

Topics: Policy & Advocacy, Family Stories

Chrisi West

Written by Chrisi West

Chrisi has more than 11 years of experience in advocacy (grassroots and digital) through her work for nonprofits, and on candidate and issues organizing campaigns in Virginia and at the national level. She joined Child Care Aware of America in March 2015 and has supported the work of Child Care Aware of America on communications, digital organizing, and now as the director of advocacy, empowering CCR&Rs and family advocates to take action on child care and early childhood education.