Friday, May 20, 2016

In Her Own Words: Hillary Clinton's WaPo Op-Ed on Child Care Costs

When two incomes are crucial to raising a family, trustworthy, accessible, affordable child care is not a luxury. It is a necessity. As usual, Hillary Clinton not only cites the problem - she has a solution to offer.

May 20
Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for president and a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York.
Jennifer lives in Loudoun County. She has three young boys. She pays $2,500 every month for child care. That’s more than her mortgage.

This month in Northern Virginia, I met several moms and dads who told me similar stories.
In every state in the country, child care for two kids now costs more than the average rent. You read that right — child care costs more than housing. And in many states, it’s even more expensive than college tuition.

For parents who need to work, this is more than an inconvenience. It’s a crisis.

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