for all families
Parent Voices is a partnership of
parents throughout California working to raise
awareness about child care issues.
The mission is to ensure that local,
state, and federal lawmakers keep child care a
Reliable, affordable, high quality
child care allows parents to work and go to school,
and helps them become economically self-sufficient.
Parent Voices is a chapter-based
grassroots organizing effort which empowers parents
to advocate effectively for their child care needs.
Parents are a child's best
No one understands the need for
affordable, high quality child care better than
parents. Families may wait for years and still
not receive help with their child care payments
because the child care subsidy system is so severely
underfunded. Parent Voices gives voice to this
unmet child care need.
Parent Voices will give you the
training and support you need to speak to elected
officials and the media about important issues
facing families. All you have to do is be willing
to share YOUR story.
Elected officials must hear from
parents directly to understand that parents need
help with the cost of child care now!
Join Parent Voices and you will
have the opportunity to:
- Visit your elected official’s office
at the local, state and federal level.
- Talk about issues facing young children with
others who share your concerns.
- Learn about important legislative bills and
other current policies that affect children
- Understand how the budget process works.
- Participate in local, state or federal activities
related to improving access, quality, and affordability
Parent Voices will provide you with
the skills, knowledge and confidence to make positive
changes and become the foremost advocate for your
children. Stand with other families rallying and
speaking out for child care in Sacramento County.
Membership is free. Parents are
welcome to join at any time.
For more information on Parent Voices, see the state website at www.parentvoices.org