On May 25, 2016, the Office of Early Childhood announced a dramatic reduction in the Care4Kids income eligibility. Thousands of Connecticut families will lose Care4Kids childcare subsidies in the coming year! Congress made needed improvements in the program but didn’t fund them, leaving Connecticut with a projected $35 million shortfall.
What Can You Do?
Please sign the online petition from our colleagues at the CT Early Childhood Alliance and make 3 phone calls TODAY! Advocates across the country are making calls.
1. Call the US Capitol at 202-224-3121. Ask the operator to connect to Senator Murphy’s office
2. Once you're connected to his office, tell the person who answers the phone:
"My name is _____ and I'm a constituent from (yourtown), Connecticut. I urge Senator Murphy to support increased investments in early learning in the upcoming appropriations bill.”
3. Call the switchboard again ask to be connected with Senator Blumenthal, and repeat step #2.
4. Call the Capitol a third time and ask to be connected to your member of Congress and repeat step #2
Let the CT Early Childhood Alliance know that you made the calls by clicking this link and hitting send.
Thank you for your action on behalf of hard-working families and young children across our state!
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." -Fredrick Douglass