Childcare for All: Canvassing 101 Training
Start: Saturday, March 05, 2022•11:00 AM
On Saturday, March 5 from 11AM-1PM at Elysian Park, join the DSA-LA Childcare for All Working group to learn about the nuts and bolts of community canvassing.
At this event, participants will...
*Understand the importance of canvassing as an organizing tool
*Learn the fundamentals of canvassing: list splitting, conversations at the door, data, and follow-up
*Learn more about the DSA-LA Childcare for All campaign and how canvassing will be integral to kick-starting our movement for universal childcare
This event is open to everyone!
More about the DSA-LA Childcare for All campaign:
? Childcare For All ?
Universal Childcare will provide play-based childcare to every worker in Los Angeles County, and ensure childcare jobs are public and unionized!
Who needs Universal Childcare?
Universal childcare levels income inequality in the long term. It provides all children with regular meals and clean and safe facilities where they can play, interact with others, learn, and grow in healthy, wholesome, and developmentally appropriate ways.
In most families, both parents work, and childcare is a necessity. Only 14% of infants are covered under current subsidies for childcare and 41% of all preschoolers. Working families can expect to pay a third of their annual household paycheck on child care alone. Parents deserve Universal Childcare!
Childcare workers, overwhelmingly women and people of color, work in substandard conditions and are paid a median wage of $23,760. Early childhood educators receive few to no benefits or workplace protections. Childcare providers deserve well-paying, union government jobs with full benefits and protections!
All Working People!
Childcare is so expensive that some people delay or forgo having a family. Just like public education, we shouldn't be paying out of pocket for something that is essential to our children and society! We need universal childcare just like we need to continue funding public education, so everyone can grow, learn, and flourish.