Everyday across Vermont, parents struggle to find affordable, quality childcare for their children.
Under the current system, quality affordable childcare is out of reach for too many Vermont Parents. At a time when parents face real financial challenges and are struggling to meet the fundamental needs of their families, folks at the statehouse threaten to further cut state funding for childcare programs.
The Vermont Workers’ Center launched Vermont Parents United (VPU) because we believe that parents need a united voice at the Statehouse on policy that relates to affordable childcare, raising the standards in early education, healthcare, and other issues that affect parents.
We believe that by coming together to make our voices heard, we can make affordable quality, childcare a reality for every Vermont family. Will you join us?
The VWC has launched Vermont Parents United (VPU) as as part of the Put People First Campaign because parents need a united voice at the Statehouse on policy that relates to affordable childcare, raising the standards in early education, and all the issues that affect our families including, housing, healthcare, healthy food, a healthy environment and the right to dignified work.
At the launch of Vermont Parents United at the December 10th 2011 Human Rights Conference, VPU leader Meg Dunigan put it like this:
"We can stand together and say 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!' We can stand together and say 'No child will suffer the consequences of the all too common UN-livable wage!' I have joined the Vermont Parents United because I have had enough. I want my voice to be united with all other parents in saying "Our children deserve better!"
Vermont parents are doing just that. They're organizing for:
- Quality affordable early education for all
- Right to organize for early educators
- Putting People First so all our needs are met including the human rights to healthcare, housing, healthy food, good jobs, and a livable planet for the future.
Join us! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (802) 825-8399.
Special thanks to the Berger Marks Foundation and Peppercorn Foundation for supporting Vermont Parents United.