I wrote about how childcare is just as important as a bridge or any other piece of infrastructure, and how the idea caught on, for the @nytimes
On this #MothersDay2021 , remember that the US: —Doesn’t have guaranteed paid maternity leave —Doesn’t guarantee paid sick days for workers (unlike nearly 200 other countries) —Doesn't have a subsidized, widely accessible system of childcare
"We have fallen behind with our investments in the economy and people are still struggling,” Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo says, noting the specific challenges for women “to find affordable childcare” or “to have access to the skills they need to get a good job.”
From domestic chores to childcare, this work mostly falls on women & has only increased since the outbreak of the #COVID19 pandemic. Here’s how #FamiliesOfToday can balance the load. 🚣 v @Unwomen #GenerationEquality #ActForEqual
What if maybe, just maybe, instead of passing a $740 billion defense budget, the Senate used funds to create jobs and build: -Affordable housing -Schools -Childcare facilities -Community health centers -Public hospitals -Libraries -Clean water facilities
Today, vote to save our NHS. Vote for a pay rise. Vote for free childcare. Vote for lower fares and bills. Vote for real change. Vote for Labour.
JUST IN: Minnesota classifies grocery store employees as emergency workers, grants them free childcare