Pledge to take action for families in Oregon.

While families are struggling in this economy, Oregon lawmakers passed a budget that deeply underfunds Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) — a critical program that helps working families make ends meet.

Sign our pledge to send a powerful message to lawmakers: our families deserve better.

Families across Oregon are struggling to afford child care.

Without assistance, the cost of child care can easily exceed 50% of a families’ income. Due to underfunding and increasing demand from families struggling in this economy, the Department of Early Learning and Care is unable to enroll more families in ERDC. Now, qualifying families will be added to a waitlist (learn more).

Our leaders need to hear from you. By signing our pledge to take action, you and thousands of working families across Oregon can send a powerful message to our elected leaders. 

If you believe that we need child care that works for every family, regardless of their income or zip code, sign our pledge to take one or more of the following actions:

  • Meeting my legislator for coffee
  • Calling or emailing my legislators
  • Attending an action day or other event