Today we have a break from our campaign postings to bring a very important message from Senator Bob Casey.
I didn't introduce the Starting Early, Starting Right Act because of politics. It wasn't about any lofty ideas. I heard the stories across Pennsylvania from families struggling to make ends meet due to the high cost of child care. I promised to make this issue one of my top priorities in the Senate.
Now that I've introduced a bill to make child care more affordable -- and to improve the quality of child care available to families -- I need your help moving it forward. Thousands of you have already signed on as citizen co-sponsors, and you're making a big difference.
But many of you have your own stories to share about how the high cost of child care is affecting your family or people you know. I know how powerful personal stories can be, and there is no better way to help me improve child care than to share your story.
Your story will help move Senate Bill 2980, the Starting Early, Starting Right Act, forward.
Maybe your family has to cut back at the grocery store. Maybe you couldn't go back to work when you wanted to -- or had to take a second job just to afford child care. Maybe the closest quality child care center adds another hour to your commute.
Child care costs too much in this country, and there are a million ways it can affect your family.America needs a solution to this problem right now, and by sharing your story with me, you can help move it forward.
Click here to tell me your story about child care and help me push the Starting Early, Starting Right Act.
Thank you for your help -- it means a lot.