The Democratic Party:

Partnering with America’s Working Families


Printable Talking Points on Childcare

 

The Bush Administration Abandons Commitment to Working Families’ Childcare

 

“I’ll be a President who will make childcare a priority,

    and early childhood education a national way of life.”

John Kerry

Democratic Presidential Nominee

 


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The Republicans are increasing the number of hours single parents -- primarily mothers -- must work to qualify for the national Welfare-to-Work program.  Republicans are simultaneously pushing single mothers to work more hours -- thus requiring them to be away from their children -- and diverting tax dollars to pilot a federal government program to encourage them…to marry. 

 

With bi-partisan support, Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd (CT) co-sponsored a bill for an additional $600 billion to pay for childcare.  More than 600,000 eligible children were on waiting lists for such care. States can use this federal money to subsidize childcare for welfare recipients and for people who have left welfare for low-wage jobs

 

George W. Bush opposes this additional childcare funding for America’s working families.   




The resources our country provides will help to hire and train childcare workers (in Uganda)….”

George W. Bush

July 2003

Entebbe, Uganda

 


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“I’ll create an ‘Excellence in Early Care and Education’ fund that will make sure your children will receive quality care from highly-trained professionals.”

Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry


The Democratic Party:

Partnering with America’s Working Families