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Sponsored by: Save the Children Action Network

In most states, child care costs more than in-state college tuition. That puts the cost of child care out of reach for too many families. Moms and dads shouldn't have to decide between keeping their jobs and keeping their kids in a safe, nurturing child care environment.

A bill in the U.S. Senate called the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE | S. 208) Act would help make child care more affordable for working families by updating the tax code to reflect today's realities.

The PACE Act would update parts of the tax code that help make child care more affordable for working families. It would increase the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make it fully refundable for low-income families.

Please urge your senators to make child care more affordable by cosponsoring the PACE Act today!

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I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act (S. 208).

I am deeply concerned about the lack of affordable child care for families in our country. Child care costs have risen so much that it's now less expensive to pay for in-state college tuition than child care. That puts quality care out of reach of low- and middle-income families.

The PACE Act would help address this issue by updating the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Neither of these programs have kept up with inflation while the cost of child care continues to rise. The PACE Act would require annual inflation updates for these two programs. It would also make the CDCTC fully refundable to reach low-income families. And, it would increase the amount of pre-tax dollars families can put into their FSA.

Affordable child care promotes work and helps kids participate in a quality early learning environment so they succeed in school. It’s a win-win!

Please show your support for affordable child care by cosponsoring the PACE Act today.

I look forward to your response.


Petition Signatures

Nov 17, 2017 Ruth Rogers
Nov 17, 2017 Sarah Thao
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Nov 14, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 11, 2017 Alice Jacobson
Nov 11, 2017 Adelina Jaudal
Nov 10, 2017 Toby Cardoso
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Nov 8, 2017 Tara Mae
Nov 7, 2017 Silvia Agnoli
Nov 5, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 5, 2017 Nalia Li
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Nov 5, 2017 charles wright
Nov 3, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Nov 3, 2017 Cathy Peterson
Nov 3, 2017 Nedra Saathoff
Nov 3, 2017 Donna Harris
Nov 3, 2017 Zoltan Nagy
Nov 3, 2017 Sylvie Gavrel
Nov 3, 2017 SERGIO ANTON
Nov 2, 2017 Claudia Hansen It's the right thing to do.
Nov 2, 2017 Andrey Yushchenko
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Nov 1, 2017 Laura Miller
Nov 1, 2017 Melissa Adkins
Nov 1, 2017 Greg Everett
Nov 1, 2017 Brianna Onken
Nov 1, 2017 Jackie Stone
Nov 1, 2017 hebe martorella
Nov 1, 2017 Diane Mullet Please vote for the Affordable Childcare for Everyone. There are so many struggling families that need affordable childcare.
Nov 1, 2017 Patricia Lang
Nov 1, 2017 Vickie Hennington This was so hard to pay when my child was growing up. Please consider!
Nov 1, 2017 Judy Marcero
Nov 1, 2017 Kathy Jones
Nov 1, 2017 Michelle Austin
Oct 31, 2017 Veronica Rehné
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Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 28, 2017 Emma Lorenzo
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Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Julie Robertson
Oct 25, 2017 Ewa Wojtkiewicz
Oct 25, 2017 Lucy Won
Oct 25, 2017 Luigi Iannucci
Oct 25, 2017 Marilyn Snyder
Oct 24, 2017 Syreeta Batiste
Oct 24, 2017 Nancy Bowman Affordable childcare is needed now more than ever. Honest, hardworking people are working two and three jobs just to make ends meet. Help them!

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