February 4, 2019

Ask Congress to Increase Federal Child Care Funding

Trying Together and our partners are advocating for greater investments in federal child care funding, and we need your organization to join us.

What is happening?

Your voices helped achieve historic increases in funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds in federal fiscal years 2018 and 2019. We need to build off that success and advocate for increased discretionary CCDBG funding in the federal fiscal year 2020 so that we can continue to address unmet needs. Advocates across the country are asking Congress to increase CCDBG funding by $5 billion.

To accomplish this goal, the Budget Control Act caps on non-defense discretionary spending would need to be lifted to provide for such an increase in the Labor/Health and Human Services/Education appropriations bill.

Why does it matter?

The additional funding would help Pennsylvania children and families access and afford high-quality child care and further support child care programs and teachers. Trying Together, along with our partner early care and education advocacy organizations in Pennsylvania, is gathering signatures for a letter to our congressional delegation.

Sign-On Your Support

To support an increase in federal child care funding, sign your organization on to the letter by Wednesday, February 20th!


June 18, 2018

Sign The Petition for Allegheny County Kids

The steering committee of, “Our Kids. Our Commitment.” believes that by giving Allegheny County kids every opportunity to succeed, the region will have a brighter future. Together, they will pursue legislation by using the voter referendum process to qualify a question for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot.

Join Trying Together and other steering committee members to sign the petition on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for the first sign-on event. More than 40,000 signatures need to be collected between June 19 and August 7, 2018. If the number of signatures is met, the question will go on the ballot, and if a majority vote, “Yes” on November 6, 2018, the measure will pass.

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