Over the next nine days we will have multiple opportunities to vote for lawmakers at all levels of government – for President and Vice President; our NYS Assemblymember and NYS Senator; Supreme Court Justices; County Clerk; and possibly local referenda. The Rockland County Board of Elections has a wealth of information on their website; you can even see an electronic sample of your election ballot.
Early voting begins tomorrow through November 1st at Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown and Ramapo Town Halls– you don’t have to wait until November 3rd to cast you ballot. If you do vote November 3rd, polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. If you’re not able or willing to vote in person, you can use an Absentee Ballot.
When you do go to the polls, we here at CCRR and all those working in early education and child care hope you will consider the positions of each of the candidates on funding and supporting child care providers; before- and after-school providers; child care tuition support and subsidies; and training and professional development for the teachers to care for our youngest.
We hope you will support candidates who prioritize policies that address the needs of children and families; who prioritize policies that support our nonprofits as it is nonprofits that support children and families and all those in our communities.
Now more than ever, children need the adults in their lives to speak up for them. We know that when we lift our voices together we can affect change. When we vote, we all win.
Join us as we give #PowertotheProfession, #ReImagineChildCare, #ReImagineRockland, and #LiftUpChildren because #ChildCareisEssential.
You can learn more about the issues affecting children and families by visiting the following websites: Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, the Early Care and Learning Council, the NYS Network for Youth Success among others.