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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Universal Child Care Bill Will Help Hardworking Families

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in support of the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, which was introduced today by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico):

“It’s already hard enough for working families to make ends meet, let alone afford the extraordinary cost of quality child care. The plan by Senator Warren and Congresswoman Haaland provides much-needed relief to millions of hardworking families who are falling behind in an economy that overwhelmingly favors the wealthy. It’s time to ensure that all families have access to affordable child care and that providers of that care are paid a fair wage for the important work they do.”

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