Public Policy and Advocacy
Join us in advocating for public policies that support early education, families, and children. If you would like to join our Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, or have questions about our advocacy work, please contact the Public Policy and Advocacy Chair, Hannah Thompson.
Legislative Bills to Watch:
We are currently watching the Heroes Act, also known as the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (H.R. 6800), so far the bill has passed in the House. The goal of this bill is to support the economy, public health sectors, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses, including early care and education programs and boost economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The early childhood community has been pushing for congress to recognize the Child Care is Essential Act (S.3874) which has been introduced with a push for 50 billion dollars in child care stabilization funds because the nation is currently at risk of losing 4.5 million childcare slots, along with more closures of childcare facilities.
Ways to advocate from home!
Post, tag, and tweet #Savechildcare, #Fundchildcare, #Childcareisessential, and #HEROESact.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202)-224-3121 and tell your senators to fund 50 billion for childcare!
Follow OCAEYC on social media for more public policy and advocacy updates! Find links to our social media platforms below.
Complete the 2020 Census! Encourage the families you work with and community at large to complete it as well. Learn more about the importance and purpose of the 2020 Census by watching this video from the United States Census Bureau. Display and distribute this poster to promote the 2020 Census