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Now is the time for Congress to act on child care

Posted on 08/28/2020 at 11:57 AM
Iowa child care providers can’t seem to catch a break. Many are still struggling to re-open and stay open in the wake of a pandemic — and damage caused by severe weather. This leaves working families with few, if any, options for child care, assuming they can even afford it. The...

Statement: Senate Covid relief bill fails to meet the challenge of this unprecedented crisis

Posted on 07/28/2020 at 10:35 AM
Contact: Anne Discher, 612-730-9617 or Below is the statement from Anne Discher, executive director of the Child and Family Policy Center: “Iowans have been hit hard by the pandemic and the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Thousands have lost their jobs and are still out of work. They need...

It's past time to tear down the structural barriers to opportunity faced by Iowans of color

Posted on 06/02/2020 at 11:09 AM
The following statement is from the entire staff at the Child and Family Policy Center: We at the Child and Family Policy Center have been working through feelings of sadness and anger watching the violence and pain convulsing our communities. It’s a fire lit by the murder of George Floyd, built...
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