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Ohio Needs Child Care Relief Now
This week, House Democrats agreed to resume negotiations on a new COVID-19 relief package based on the Problem Solvers Caucus proposal, which only includes $10 billion for child care relief.  This falls far short of the $57 billion proposed in the House's updated HEROES Act and the $25 billion that a group of Senate Republicans pushed for following the passage of the Senate's HEALS Act.

Child care programs have already begun closing, and this will only get worse over the next few weeks and months as all of Ohio’s child care CARES Act dollars—plus an additional $30 million in flexible CARES Act dollars—have been spent.  Prior to the pandemic, Ohio had more than half a million children under age 6 with both parents in the workforce—that’s close to a million parents in our state in need of child care in order to work.  Parents can’t return to work without child care.  And our state’s economy cannot recover if we have a massive reduction in our workforce. 

This is it... the big push.  Contact your members of Congress now to demand the highest investment possible in order to stabilize our child care industry--our families, providers, and communities can't afford to wait any longer.
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