The following message is from Kelly Martini, Family Child Care provider from Avon:
You’ve probably heard a lot about something called the “super committee” lately. If not, you’ll hear a lot about it in the next few days and weeks. This is a Congressional committee made up of members of both parties, set up to try and solve our country’s budget mess.
They’re looking at making nearly $1.5 trillion in cuts and everything is on the table.
Including the USDA Food Program family child care providers and the families we serve depend on each day. I don’t know about you, but I’m really concerned about how this could affect my business and my ability to serve healthy meals.
I just sent an email to my Member of Congress, Representative Michele Bachmann, asking her to tell her colleagues on the super-committee that nutritious meals for Minnesota’s children should remain a top priority.
This is just one of many issues that SEIU Kids First could have a role in ensuring that family child care providers have a strong voice in matters affecting our industry. Through a strong network of providers, we can make sure that we have a seat at the table, advocating for our kids.
Whether we’re talking about potential cuts at the federal level or actual cuts to CCAP here in Minnesota, providers need a strong voice. Please visit www.kidsfirstminnesota.org to learn more about SEIU Kids First and get involved in our movement.
Cutting the food program is a real possibility. Please click here to send a message to your Member of Congress right now.
Family Child Care Provider, Avon