For months, parents have struggled as they seek to balance remote work and childcare. But unsurprisingly, studies show that women are shouldering most of the childcare and homeschooling responsibilities. Recent AIT polling found that 42%of women have increased childcare responsibilities due to COVID-19.
With continued uncertainty about the upcoming school year, many women are facing difficult choices between career and family. Their decisions threaten to reverse decades of advancement toward gender equality in the workforce.
This #TakeActionTuesday, take action to support working mothers who need new child care options in your community and beyond.
- Learn More. Learn more about proposed legislation that impacts childcare opportunities for working families. Currently, Congress is discussing the HEROES Act, which would provide $7 billion in dedicated funding for child care through the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
- Advocate. Use AIT’s Action Center to contact your Congressional representatives to share your comments and concerns about childcare funding and ask how they are taking action on the issue.
- Engage. Reach out to working moms in your network to find out how you can be of assistance, whether it’s cooking a meal or baby-sitting for a few hours, every little bit helps.
We want to hear how you’re supporting working mothers during this global pandemic. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.