Thursday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.- noon
On Feb. 22, 2018, the Mississippi Child Care Coalition and supporters from across the state will converge on the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol to make our voices heard about the importance fully funding Mississippi Department of Human Services’ Child Care Payment Program. There are currently only about 17,000 children being served by this important safety net program that provides low-income working parents with child care vouchers so they can go to work. Full funding this program would mean another 21,500 children who are on the waiting list could be provided these important services as well.
We’d love to have you standing with us on the steps of the State Capitol, but if you’re unable to join us, you can still help us spread the word by raining down our message online during our simultaneous TWEET STORM.
- #Childcarematters2018 for Mississippi’s low-income working parents. Tell @MS_DHS to fully fund the Child Care Payment Program today!
- Listen Up! @MS_DHS needs to hear from everyone who supports Mississippi’s low-income working parents and their children #ChildCareMatters2018
- @PhilBryantMS Mississippi can’t afford to leave $13 million in federal child care funds on the table! You want people to work? Support the @MS_DHS Child Care Payment Program by providing adequate matching funds. #ChildCareMatters2018
- Congress passed a spending deal with a $5.8 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant over two years. Tell @PhilBryantMS to use Mississippi’s extra funds to eliminate the waiting list for child care support. #ChildCareMatters2018
- I support fully funding @MS_DHS ’s child care payment program! It’s an important safety net program that really makes a difference for low-income working parents! #ChildCareMatters2018
- @PhilBryantMS Mississippi will continue to struggle economically if you don’t support low-income working parents with child care vouchers. It’s not politics – it’s smart business! #ChildCareMatters2018
- Welfare recipients are 82% more likely to be working two years after leaving welfare IF they also received child care assistance subsidy. #ChildCareMatters2018
- MLICCI seeks to increase the number of eligible children served and strengthen the financial viability of the child care centers who serve them, so that no mother has to chose between the job she needs and the child she loves. #ChildCareMatters2018
- Because child care assistance is drastically limited, many eligible families pay a higher portion of their income on that expense alone and when compounded with rent, transportation and basic necessities, some families struggle to stay above water. #ChildCareMatters2018