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Governor Brown’s SB 548 Veto is Missed Opportunity to Fix California’s Broken Child Care System

Governor Brown’s SB 548 Veto is Missed Opportunity to Fix California’s Broken Child Care System

For Immediate Release October 11, 2015 Twitter: @raisingca Sacramento, CA – California child care providers and advocates expressed disappointment in Governor Brown’s veto of SB 548 (De León), legislation that would have helped child care providers deliver high-quality care and learning to California’s children, and helped support parents working to lift up their families. “The Governor’s veto on SB 548 is a missed opportunity to begin improving our child care system through universal training for child care providers,” said Tonia McMillian, a child care provider from Bellflower and co-chair of the Raising California Together Coalition. “While we are disappointed that Gov. Brown blocked […]

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California Women Leaders Call on Gov. Brown to Bolster Child Care System

California Women Leaders Call on Gov. Brown to Bolster Child Care System

SB 548 (De León) a Critical Step to Strengthen Early Education Workforce Sacramento, CA — Prominent women leaders from across California are calling on Governor Jerry Brown to strengthen the state’s early education workforce to boost working women and their children. Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, former Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, NAACP President Alice Huffman, and labor leaders Maria Elena Durazo (UNITE HERE), Laphonza Butler (SEIU) and Yvonne Walker (SEIU) are among the notable California women urging Governor Brown to sign SB 548 (De León), the Raising Child Care Quality Act, in a joint letter released today. The letter, signed by […]

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A day of action at the Capitol for child care

A day of action at the Capitol for child care

Last week, dozens of homecare workers joined child care providers at the state capitol in Sacramento for a day of action to urge lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 548 – The Raising Child Care Quality and Accessibility Act. The bill would give child care providers the right to unionize, improve the quality of child care through training for providers, and authorize a study that would determine how to improve parental engagement. The action at the Capitol came in a week of spotlighting the changes that need to be made to the child care system. Earlier, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee toured […]

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California Women, Families Need Comprehensive Child Care Solution to Fight Poverty

California Women, Families Need Comprehensive  Child Care Solution to Fight Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2015 California Women, Families Need Comprehensive Child Care Solution to Fight Poverty Budget Deal Adds Child Care Slots, Rates; SB 548 Reforms Still Needed to Fix Broken System Through Collective Bargaining for Child Care Providers  Sacramento, CA – The Raising California Together Coalition called today’s budget agreement between Governor Brown and legislative leaders a first step toward the comprehensive child care solution California needs to support working women in moving their families out of poverty. Coalition leaders cautioned that legislators must pass and the Governor must sign SB 548 (De León) to address the crisis in our child care […]

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Homecare and child care providers rally together to urge lawmakers to expand quality child care

June 4, 2015 Hundreds of homecare workers rallied and marched with child care providers on Wednesday at the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass SB 548 – The Raising Child Care Quality and Accessibility Act. The act would expand access to child care, provide training, authorize a study on how to best support parents, and extend collective bargaining rights to child care providers. The rally began on the steps of the Capitol building with labor and civil rights activist Delores Huerta urging lawmakers to act now, and support California’s children and child care workers. “Governor Jerry Brown, the children […]

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