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  • 12/22/10 - Stage 3 Child Care - Extended Through December 31

Action Needed NOW to Restore Stage 3 Child Care Funding

The court action that extended CalWORKs Stage 3 Child Care Funding ends December 31, 2010.  Legislation has been introduced in the Assembly and Senate to reinstate Stage 3 funding.  Immediate action is needed to encourage support of the legislation to restore funding and ensure access to care for 1,326 children in San Joaquin County.

  • 10/29/10 - CalWORKs Stage 3 child care funding extended through November 5

Earlier today, a petition was filed in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of parents impacted by the elimination of CalWORKs Stage 3 child care funding.  The judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) until November 5, pending the outcome of a hearing on the petition.

  • 10/28/10 - Stage 3 Funding Affected

As you know, on Friday, October 8, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the state budget and used his blue pencil to jeopardize the economic stability and lives of over 81,000 children in California by vetoing all state funding for Stage 3 child care.  Our county is home to 1,619 of these children. 

These are the families who have succeeded in difficult times to obtain and retain jobs and provide for their families.  With the loss of the only remaining financial assistance that they have, child care subsidies, many parents stand to lose their jobs or worse, leave their vulnerable children home alone unsupervised. 

Speaker John Perez and Senate Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg have vowed together to bring forward legislation in early December to restore funding.  We applaud these efforts and ask that you join us and the children and families of California in the fight to restore Stage 3 funding.

The Campaign to Save Child Care is planning a vigil on Thursday, November 4.  The first names, ages, and county of residence for every affected child will be read at the State Capital. Volunteers are needed to read names.  If you are available, please consider providing a voice for the 1,619 San Joaquin County children who will lose child care on October 31.  More information about the vigil can be found here.

It is up to all of us to make it known that the elimination of child care assistance for working families is unacceptable.  You can take action by doing any of the following:

  • Write to your elected officials.  We have provided sample letters.

    1. Parent Letter

    2. Child Care Provider Letter

    3. Community Supporter Letter

    4. Employer Letter

  • If you are a Parent – attend the local Parent Voices meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at FRRC.

 

For More Information about Parent Voices, contact:

Christina Figueroa – 209.461.2619

  • Stay informed

    1. Sign up to receive email alerts from Family Resource & Referral Center.

    2. Be a Fan of FRRC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frrcsj

    3. Check the website often – we will post updates as they become available.
  • 10/23/10 - CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CHILD CARE
    • The Campaign to Save Child Care is gaining momentum every hour. The R&R Network has created a work-in-progress Campaign to Save Child Care page on their website to track the campaign’s progress and provide access to important information relating to the Campaign.   
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On this page, you’ll find:

    -  Response statement to the Governor’s May revise proposals

    -  Twice daily updated list of supporters

    -  Template to print your very own “Save Child Care Now” badges

    -  Relevant press relating to the budget and child care cuts

    -  Partner analyses of the Revise proposals

 


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