Battling for Subsidized Child Care

Shantise Summers testifies at City Council

On May 14, 2012, members of Empower DC’s Child Care for All Campaign along with their children-otherwise known as the BABY BRIGADE-visited the Wilson Building to educate the city council on the importance of the child care subsidy/voucher program and the challenges community-based child care centers are having on a day to day basis to […] . . . → Read More: Battling for Subsidized Child Care

Empower DC’s Baby Brigade Demands Subsidized Child Care

Empower DC's Baby Brigade

Subsidized child care, which provides low-income parents with vouchers that pay a portion of their child care costs, is one of the most important work support programs available in DC and around the country. In Washington, DC, child care costs typically range from $10,000 – $20,000 per year, per child. Without subsidies that help make […] . . . → Read More: Empower DC’s Baby Brigade Demands Subsidized Child Care

Fair Budget Coalition Fights City Hall and WINS!

Scene from A Day in the Strife

Don’t tell me you can’t fight city hall. Yesterday (May 15, 2012) advocates fighting to maintain and improve essential social services in the District of Columbia, packed the city council hearing room as they voted on this year’s fiscal budget. As a result, the city council passed the Budget Request Act with $25 million restored […] . . . → Read More: Fair Budget Coalition Fights City Hall and WINS!

Pack the Hearing Room & Stop Cuts to the Safety Net

On Thursday May 10, the Fair Budget Coalition sponsored A Day in The Strife, an action at the Wilson Building in protest of Mayor Gray’s proposed cuts to the city’s budget, most of which will once again fall on the backs of the poor. For details of what’s in the budget and what’s left out, […] . . . → Read More: Pack the Hearing Room & Stop Cuts to the Safety Net

Mother’s Day Monday

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