#DoorKnockTheBlock: Working Families and Kiddos
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Right now, we are facing a crisis whose consequences will reverberate through the next generation if we don’t fight back. We must protect families today, so our kiddos can flourish tomorrow. While Seattle has been on the forefront of protecting our children by approving the Family and Education Levy, which invested $235 million over seven years, there are still far too many underserved families that can’t afford child care. Child care is also an industry dominated by women, people of color, immigrants and refugees, and provides a critical service to allow families to be economically stable, but often child care providers themselves are not sufficiently paid. This is unacceptable. As your City Councilmember, I will stand up for our children today and adequately invest in the firefighters, teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and engineers of tomorrow.
Join us as we focus on issues around Kiddos and Family Rights! We will be door knocking with our community partners who are passionate about these issues.
If you would like to join us, contact our Field Director Tai at:
- Promote local “farm to school” programs to reduce our carbon footprint and promote healthier food in our Seattle schools which helps kiddos stay healthy.
- Expand the child care subsidy program to all families so that no family is paying more than 10% of their income on child care for children from birth through age 5.
- Create an Early Care and Education Workforce Board, jointly run by the City and provider organizations to recommend policy and investment priorities.
- Support and expand the Seattle Preschool Program to serve more families in our city.
- Pass paid family and medical leave for all residents of our city—if the state fails to pass paid family leave, we must step up.