In September, the Treasury Department released a report detailing how in 41 states over 15 percent of child-care workers live below the poverty line, and nearly 50 percent rely on public assistance programs for basic necessities such as food and health insurance.
While the Build Back Better Act lays out a path for child care workers to be paid a living wage, it does not take full effect for another 4 years.
At the same, the bill contains a giveaway for the wealthiest Americans that would allow the richest 5% of Americans to keep up to $400 billion over the next 5 years.
This giveaway to the wealthiest Americans is the single most expensive portion of the legislation, costing more money than any of the programs on child care, the environment, and healthcare.
We need to Tax the Rich so child care workers can make a living wage right away, not four years from now.
Please Stand with DFA as we tell Senate Democrats: Tax the Rich and pay child care workers a living wage now!