Local 'Parent Voices' join Sacramento rally

May 21, 2012

More than 750 members of the child care advocacy group Parent Voices from around the state traveled to Sacramento on May 2 to bring their urgent message regarding the continuation of funding for child care programs to the attention of the governor and state legislators. The annual rally, Stand For Children, was planned to address policy makers as they move closer to their consideration of the May Revised Budget.

Despite enormous challenges, including job losses and the struggle to meet the basic needs of their families, parents made the commitment to travel to Sacramento believing that their personal realities and economic circumstances could help influence the tough decisions that legislators face in coming weeks.