Join pediatric health care experts, nurses, kindergarten and preschool teachers, child care providers, parents, and community leaders across the county in voting Yes on Measure C this March 3rd, 2020.
Measure C, the Children’s Health and Child Care Initiative for Alameda County, would approve a half-cent sales tax to fund two very critical measures of child welfare:
– expanding free and low-cost health care & emergency services
– child care & preschool programs.
We expect Measure C to dedicate a whopping $150 million per year to expand access to free and low-cost health care and emergency services for kids at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO). Measure C would also make it easier for families to get quality child care, preschool, and early education for their kids across Alameda County!
Research shows that the first five years in a child’s life are the most crucial to their brain development. Yet, Alameda County falls behind in preparing and equipping kids with high quality early health and child care necessary to their development before arriving to kindergarten.
All our children deserve access to high-quality health and child care programs that will set them up to succeed, regardless of family income. Sign up now to make quality care for our kids a reality!
Measure C will also ensure that child care workers and early educators earn at least $15 per hour throughout Alameda County. When our child care workers make a decent livable wage and have the chance to thrive, our whole communities can thrive with them. When we pay early educators a living wage, we make it possible for the people who care for our kids in every stage of life to start their careers, stay in these crucial jobs, and provide the best care possible for our kids as the experts they are.
Child care is the work that makes all other work possible. Can we count on you to knock on doors with us in the next few weeks to make sure we provide the best child care possible in Alameda County for generations to come? Sign up to volunteer with us!
If you are interested in paid outreach positions for the Measure C campaign, please click here to apply. The deadline to apply is this Wednesday, February 12th.
We hope you will join us at the ballot box & vote YES on Measure C on March 3rd, 2020.
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