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Current Action Alerts
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|2/6/2020||CLOSED||Tell your State Senator and Representative to increase funding for child care|
Governor Wolf’s 20-21 budget address highlighted child care as a critical workforce support and one of the priorities of this year’s budget but included no new state funds to increase access or quality. Our senators and representatives need to hear from us throughout budget negotiations to make child care a priority in this budget!
|1/14/2020||CLOSED||Remind Your Legislator to Sign Their 2020 Resolution!|
In December, Start Strong PA delivered a New Year’s resolution photo frame to every member of the General Assembly. Inside the frame is the following resolution and a place for their signature. Throughout January, we are asking child care providers to send photos of infants and toddlers to their policymakers for them to place inside their frame.
|11/21/2019||CLOSED||Contact your legislator about high-quality child care funding|
This year's budget contained some good news for child care ... Using new federal dollars Pennsylvania was able to increase child care spending; however, state appropriators reduced the state child care budget by $36 million, replacing those dollars with federal funds. This reduction of state funds means we will have to fight harder in the coming years to restore and grow Pennsylvania’s investments in child care access, quality, and workforce supports. Join us in letting legislators know that while we appreciate the consideration placed on high-quality infant and toddler child care during this budget season, remind them we need their support for our youngest children to receive a quality educational foundation through high-quality child care through investing state resources.
|10/21/2019||CLOSED||Let Gov. Wolf Know You Support Investments in ECE|
The Pennsylvania Child Care Association is joining our partners on the Start Strong PA, as well as the Pre-K for PA and Childhood Begins At Home Campaigns to urge Governor Wolf to increase investments in PA's early learning programs. The Governor presents his proposed budget for FY 2020-2021 to the General Assembly in February, but now is the time he and his staff are crafting their budget priorities.
|7/19/2019||CLOSED||Sign on your Organization to Urge Congress to Raise the Caps on Non-Defense Discretionary Funding|
We need to show our support for Congress’ efforts to raise the caps on non-defense discretionary funding – the budget category that funds key programs for children and families, like CCDBG, Head Start, and others. Please add your ORGANIZATION on to the list of national, state and local organizations urging Congress to the raise the caps on non-defense discretionary funding by COB SUNDAY, JULY 21st so we can share with the Hill on Monday.
|4/04/2019||CLOSED||Ask Your Legislators to Increase State Child Care Funds|
PACCA and the Start Strong PA Campaign need you to urge your state legislators to support the Governor's proposal to allocate federal funds and to work together and craft a budget that increases state funds for child care by $50 million. With an additional investment of $50 million in state funding, Pennsylvania will help to ensure the healthy development of 10,000 infants and toddlers.
Make Your Voice Heard and Sign-On To Ask Congress to Increase Federal Child Care Funding
Child Care Action DayToday is Child Care Action Day 2018 - Build Bright Futures! We may not be having a big rally in Harrisburg this year, but we can still carry a message that will resonate in the halls of the capitol
Budget negotiations between the House and Senate Leaders and the Governor’s Office are not over. Reach out to your state representatives and urge them to support the Governor Wolf’s proposed 27 million dollar increase to child care funding.
|5/15/2018||CLOSED||Ask the PA House and Senate to Increase State Child Care Funding|
Please sign your organization on to the letter by close of business on Wednesday, May 30! Your voice matters!
|2/9/2018||CLOSED||In a perfect world Congress ... would pass a bill that would …|
|1/18/2018||CLOSED||Increase CCDBG in FY 2018 Appropriation Bill|
We have an opportunity ... There is a proposal in Congress that would double discretionary funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for FY 2018. We are collecting signatures urging Pennsylvania's congressional delegation to support this request. This is an important opportunity to secure additional funding for child care assistance, and we as a community must be vocal about our support with our delegation.
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Senator Robert P. Casey (D)
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Senator Patrick Toomey (R)
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President Donald J. Trump (R)
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