The childcare partner in our family was my cousin Ann, for 5 years. Our family could not have been as successful in continuing two careers and raising happy, healthy children without her. Quality, affordable childcare is not a need for women, it’s a need for all parents, and a necessary foundation for a productive society. The fact that Elizabeth Warren describes how finding good childcare was her challenge, rather than a challenge shared with her then husband, is revealing of the larger social inequity that has traditionally been implicit between parents. This costs us greatly. We all have a vested interest in helping people to be productive workers and creative contributors while also caring well for our dependents.
It was a challenge to find affordable child care for my own kids – it’s even harder for parents today. So I fought to get more child care funding in this budget. Today, that work paid off when the Senate took a real step towards doubling child care funding for the next 2 years. pic.twitter.com/SVHUNXT7WL
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 8, 2018