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  • WUSA9

    Hundreds rally to save child care fund axed from proposed budget

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Finding good quality, affordable childcare in D.C. can be challenging. Now, access to childcare in the District could be in jeopardy. On the final day of public hearings D.C.'s 2025 budget, about 200 early childhood educators, parents and allies gathered on the steps of the Wilson Building.

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  • WTOP

    ‘Mayor Bowser, you’re being disrespectful’: Parents and child care workers rally in DC

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Parent Dorian Warren walked up to the microphone on the steps of the Wilson Building and made it clear how he felt about D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to cut about $70 million from the Early Educator Pay Equity fund, which subsidizes pay for day care and preschool teachers.

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  • ABC7 WJLA

    WATCH: DC child care advocates protest planned budget cuts for FY25 ahead of hearing

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Ahead of a final public hearing for D.C.'s Fiscal Year 2025 budget, over a hundred early childhood educators, parents, and allies are rallying in protest of cuts to a childhood care funding program, according to a statement.

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  • 20+ DC Child Care Facilities Unite To Pressure DC Council To Restore Pay Equity Fund

    May 3, 2024
    Early Childhood

    Under 3 DC and SPACEs in Action help business owners, early educators, and parents advocate, protest, and testify on a day of action

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  • DC Action Statement Reacting to Chairman Mendelson’s Commitment to Reverse Pay Equity Cuts and Replenish Reserve Through Alternate Funding Sources:

    April 24, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    We have spent years fighting to raise wages and provide benefits for early childhood educators across the District. The Mayor and the CFO should never be balancing District budgets or funding reserve balances on the backs of dedicated early childhood

    View DC Action Statement Reacting to Chairman Mendelson’s Commitment to Reverse Pay Equity Cuts and Replenish Reserve Through Alternate Funding Sources:
    Press Statement
  • Center for the Study of Childcare Employment

    D.C.’s Devastating Proposal Kills Support for Its Early Childhood Educators

    April 10, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. released her proposed 2025 fiscal year budget – and devastating news for its child care system. The budget proposal includes massive, multi-year cuts to child care subsidies for families and permanently eliminates the Early Childhood Educator Pay...

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  • Washington Jewish Week

    Proposed DC Budget Cuts Would Adversely Impact Local Jewish Preschools

    April 10, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    About 300 people of all ages came together on Friday morning, April 5, in Samuel Gompers Memorial Park in Washington, D.C., to protest the proposed elimination of the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund.

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  • Mayor Bowser’s Budget Proposal is, at Best, Uneven in its Approach to Addressing the Needs of Children and Youth

    April 9, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget proposal is uneven, at best, in its approach to addressing the needs of children, youth and families.

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  • The Afro

    D.C. mayor’s fiscal plan raises eyebrows over potential harm to minority youth

    April 6, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget and legislative initiatives could have significant implications for Black and minority residents, particularly youth.

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