Make Child Care for Working Families a Priority

Senators John Kerry and Blanche Lincoln and Representative Joseph Crowley have introduced The Children First Act of 2010. With your help, we can gain support for this critical piece of legislation.

The Children First Act would increase mandatory child care funding by $800 million in FY 2011, with provisions for inflation adjustments beginning in FY 2012 through FY 2015. Additionally, the Act ensures that providers receiving funding through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program would have to meet the same minimum standards for CCDBG-funded providers. If enacted, this would provide an even greater expansion of sorely needed child care funds and improvements in quality.

Help this critical bill gain momentum — ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Children First Act of 2010.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to urge you to support increased child care assistance for children and families that need it the most by cosponsoring the Children First Act of 2010 (S. 3667, H.R. 5938).

These changes would make a tremendous difference for children and families. Please cosponsor the Children First Act. Thank you.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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