Dec 16, 2022

Blog: Recapping our 2022 Action Team Meetings

Per Vermont Child Care Campaign tradition, the first half of December is for regional Action Team Meetings! Over the past week, our Field Team hosted a half a dozen meetings that took place both virtually and in person for child care change-makers in Lamoille, Washington, Chittenden, Rutland, Bennington, Franklin, and Addison Counties.

With the 2023 Legislative Session around the corner, we invited Vermont’s newly-elected lawmakers to attend these regional Action Team meetings so they could meet YOU – the child care voters – directly! These meetings with local lawmakers were a can’t-miss opportunity to further our campaign’s child care advocacy as we head into this critical year. The meetings provided the perfect opportunity for child care advocates from every corner of the state to get some facetime with their representatives before the legislative session starts in January.

During the meetings, child care supporters, early childhood educators, parents, and business leaders shared their child care stories and expressed their gratitude to our newly elected lawmakers for their commitments in continued prioritization of child care. Notably, many of the lawmakers who attended are also parents of young children who are living the child care crisis firsthand. Some expressed to advocates that their experience as parents has informed their policy focus and has made even more clear that Vermont must work to end the child care crisis as soon as possible.

The Main Takeaway:

2023 is shaping up to be THE YEAR that we solve the child care crisis.

Who Attended:

Over 100 child care advocates

Dozens of lawmakers committed to solving the child care crisis

What’s Next:

Onwards to 2023! Learn more about the Child Care Solution here.

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