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"Fear...rarely creates real unity. The world needs the kind of motivation which awakens in us our altruistic instincts and creates true unity from diversity. To accomplish this the force must be spiritual in nature." -- Richard Meier…
Why rats don't deserve their dirty reputation, according to scientists…
#UrbanDwellingMammals, #HumanHealth, #DiseaseCarriers, #ResearchResults
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Our youngest learners are negatively impacted by constant teacher and staff turnover due to the chronic public underfunding of early childhood education programs. #Childcare and #Prek educators deserve #WorthyWages! Today is #WorthyWageDay—retweet to show your support. Image
Since 1992, individuals, organizations and educators have come together around May 1st to fight for #worthywages for #ChildCare and #PreK educators. Why are we fighting for the same thing 30 years later? #SolveChildCare
#Childcare workers continue to be one of the lowest-paid occupations nationwide. #PreK teachers and #ChildCare and #PreK directors are also subject to low wages #WorthyWages #SolveChildCare… @CSCCEUCB
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Thank you @IWS_Network! It's an honour to be invited to #IWSVoices spotlight.

Certainly important to raise the visibility and amplify voices of #WomenInSTEM globally and 🇨🇦#immigrants 🇨🇦. Kudos for relentlessly growing & nurturing an engaged #Network!
I was born & grew up in #Baguio "City of Pines" (P. insularis), #Philippines summer capital, regional ctr of mineral-rich Cordillera Admin Region. Site of US military Camp John Hay hillstation.
Elevation: 1500 m ⬆️ sea level
Ave temp: 18.3°C
Pop: 370,218
#IWSVoices #WomenInSTEM Map of the Philippines from...View of Baguio City nestled...Pine trees (Pinus insularis...
Digital-free childhood: our playground was wide expanse of hills & mountns. Roamed freely & safely. Being close to nature ignited curiousity & wonder, igniting my love for #EarthSciences #Botany #Chemistry. 🍃🌿🍀🐜🕷️
#IWSVoices #WomenInSTEM @IWS_Network
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🔔Keep up with this thread as House Education begins hearing HB22-1295 on the state Department of #EarlyChildhood and #UniversalPreK! #COleg #COpolitics

We'll be providing live coverage of the hearing & testimony. Tune in here:…
@AlecGarnett says HB22-1295 will bridge fragmented programs to create seamless #earlychildhood experiences for all #Colorado families.

It will save parents money, enroll more kids in the high-quality programs that we know work, all while being easy to access.#COleg
@EmilyForCO -- "The quality of a child’s early experiences can either positively or negatively impact their life outcomes."

Current #earlychildhood programs are spread across different departments with different eligibility requirements and funding streams. #COleg
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🧵This thread is about the beneficiaries receiving food packages from our food drive for #Kunar province. ⛔️People in #Afghanistan R in worst situation than what we hear. If you can’t donate, RT/share in networks, spread it. @ASEELApp @NasratKhalid
My team went to Tango Camp, a village where more than 400 families live. 50 families (15 widows & 35 ultra-poor families) were identified. The team will continue identifying more families for the food drive and will be added to this #Thread
#AfghanistanCrisis #Famine #Afghan
The team went door to door & inside the houses. This little brave girl explained their financial situation. Her father goes out every morning in hopes to find work. He returns empty hands. They have little food to survive. Plz help such families with food. 3/X #SaveAfghanistan
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#Childcare #Mother #India

Among other oppressive forces working against women, one that is most difficult to face is "children need mother in early years".

This leads to exclusion of women from workforce for long periods.

Let's look at this assumption about mother's role.
A baby needs mother figure for attachment and nourishment. This is undeniable.

Key question is - How long?
In most traditional households this responsibility is continued literally till kids become adults and marry. !!
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Now taking over @SGarimella from @ARISEHub at @GeorgeInstIN. This #IWD2022 let's stand on behalf of women waste workers in India, to highlight their lives, livelihood and leadership.
#InternationalWomensDay2022 #AdvanceEquality
Are you #aware❓⤵️
#Womenwasteworkers in India work under grueling conditions & are exposed to various occupational hazards, including extreme weather conditions, contact with stray animals, exposure to toxins & risks of accidents, falls & injuries.
#IWD2022 #AdvanceEquality
#IWD2022 : #Reproductive & #sexualhealth needs are one of the major concerns of women waste workers which is disregarded in academic discourse & policy making.

👉Lack of availability & access to comprehensive #primaryhealthcare severely curtails utilization of health services! Women Waste Worker in IndiaA local healthcare facility
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion about how we can make our economy & workplaces more inclusive for women with caring obligations #WhatWomenWant
CPP Co-Director @bjafranklin describes the "Care Penalty" - barriers that women face in entering the labour market due to juggling demands of caring responsibilities #WhatWomenWant
Next speaker @Dhochlaf elaborates on these challenges. Says that gender inequalities in the workplace are seen both in the gender pay gap, as well as the gathering of women in lower-paid jobs #WhatWomenWant
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"Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving. And, the costs & threats to America & the world keep rising.

Excerpt from @POTUS @JoeBiden #SOTU address.

#Ukraine #Russia #Putin
"American diplomacy matters."

Excerpt from @POTUS @JoeBiden #SOTU address.

#Ukraine #Russia #Putin
"#Putin’s war was premeditated & unprovoked. He rejected efforts at diplomacy. He thought the West & @NATO wouldn’t respond. And, he thought he could divide us here at home.
Putin was wrong. We were ready."

Excerpt from @POTUS @JoeBiden's #SOTU address.

#Ukraine #Russia
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Tonight, during his #SOTU address, @POTUS will highlight the importance of #childcare & #preK for families and our economy, and he will call on Congress to take action to #SolveChildCare.

Follow along for coverage and commentary on the president's remarks.
One of @FLOTUS Jill Biden's guests for tonight's #SOTU will be Kezia Rodriguez, a mom of twin toddlers and a student at Bergen Community College, who is able to pursue an associate’s degree thanks to quality, affordable #childcare access.…
News reports indicate @POTUS "will lay out specific practical measures that would reduce costs for families right now, including prescription drug costs and health care premiums, #childcare costs and energy costs."
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🕐 At 11 am PST we'll discuss rising #inflation, with tips on dealing with the highest consumer prices in a generation. Joining us are @lisquart of @econhardship, Penny Wang of @ConsumerReports and @joshbivens_DC of @Economicpolicy.
Follow via FB Live:
Welcome to today's briefing, #Inflation, is it Eroding the #MiddleClass? You can follow the convo here @EthnicMediaSvc or via FB live at
And you can learn more about the work of our speakers below:
Economic Hardship Reporting Project:
Consumer Reports:
Economic Policy Institute:
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🧵 #BuildBackBetter immediately increases access to #childcare by increasing income eligibility right away. @ALG_G21 details state-by-state how the current system compares to the eligibility limit in the first year #BuildBackBetter Act.
Under #CCDBG, families with incomes up to 85% SMI have access to #childcare assistance. But with limited resources, states often set their initial income eligibility below that.
#BuildBackBetter Act would expand eligibility from day one to 100 percent SMI. This means the maximum amount a family can earn and still receive assistance, would increase by thousands of dollars.
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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Alright, alright we're about to come in HOT with reasons to support #BuildBackBetter🔥🔥 This Act was passed by the U.S. House last month, but time's running short for the Senate to take it up as well. 🧵
Avg. annual cost of #childcare for one toddler in Kansas is $10k/yr 😳 With #BuildBackBetter, child care costs would decrease significantly for families of 9 in 10 young children in Kansas. What could these savings mean for you and your family? 🧵
#BuildBackBetter = UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY PRESCHOOL for 47,000 additional Kansas children, ages 3 and 4. Whether it’s public schools or childcare providers or Head Start. 🎒🖍️🎨
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1/ YES!!! My statement on the historic passage of paid family and medical leave and other care priorities in the Build Back Better Act (linked & below).

2/ “The United States is one step closer tonight to finally enacting a national paid family and medical leave program so that every working person can care for themselves, a new child or an ill loved one...
3/ Paid leave supports women’s full participation in the labor force. It boosts earnings, mitigates families’ costs, honors the caregiving that happens within our homes, promotes racial and economic justice, and shrinks health disparities....
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Report on #familychildcare supply is here!🎉 FCC educators face many barriers to entry & sustainability. The biggest? #ECE #policy challenges. But their strengths keep them going. Buckle up 🧵(1/n)

#solvechildcare #earlyedchat #childcare @JulietBromer
In this exploratory mixed method study, we asked 179 current/former regulated #familychildcare educators (FCCEs) across 4 states (CA, FL, MA, WI) about their experiences entering, staying in, and/or leaving the field, and we learned A LOT. (2/n)
ON LEAVING: 30 former FCCEs (small N, exploratory!) shared intersecting challenges w/ systems, economics, working conditions, & personal factors that contributed to their decisions to close their businesses (pre-COVID). Most mentioned at least 2/3 of the core challenges. (3/n)
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Let’s talk about the shock families face when they begin the search for #ChildCare. 🧵
#ChildCare will likely cost more than their monthly mortgage or rent, and more than one year of tuition at a state public university. Most families have no option to lower costs. That's just affordability, though. What about access?
About half of families live in #ChildCare deserts, with no safe or affordable options. When they do find child care, many have to be put on a wait list – sometimes it can be 18 months long. For parents without #PaidLeave, this isn't realistic. And what about quality of care?
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There’s been some confusing information coming out about the #childcare and universal pre-K #UPK policies in the current #BuildBackBetter plan. Let’s set the record straight: (a thread) 🧵
The plan would lower costs for the majority of families & raise wages for underpaid early educators (crucial for recruitment, retention, and high quality care + education). Staff shortages are growing and will grow even more without raising compensation. 2/
Today, there simply are not enough high-quality programs, and when they are, families often cannot afford them. With #BuildBackBetter investments, millions of children will have safe, nurturing, affordable care options that simply are not available to them today. 3/
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It’s #FellowsFriday! Meet Ascend Fellow Georgia Mjartan, Exec. Director of @SCFirstSteps, a state agency & nonprofit committed to #2Gen #earlyedu programming that sets SC’s children & families up for success. Read about her leadership & values that drive her work in the thread.⬇️ Image
+1 million SC children & parents, that’s how far @SCFirstSteps reaches.
Georgia explains how this state agency & 501(c)3 works at the community level - centering the voices of families and seeing each child w/ limitless potential - and also at scale.
🩺 Health concerns
🧑‍🍼Child care costs & availability
🗓️ Shifting work schedules
COVID-19 has magnified strains felt by #childcare workers & families. See how Georgia, ED of SC’s Early Childhood Advis. Council, took charge to support this vulnerable system.…
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An example of why #pandemic #parenting #care during #Covid is particularly challenging. 3 days ago, my toddler started acting funny and slept terribly (up crying at least once/hour). The next morning, his nose was streaming, his voice was hoarse, and he coughed intermittently. 1/
In pre-covid times, this would be unremarkable. In covid times, this meant that on Sunday AM, even though he wasn't particularly ill, we realized we wouldn't be able to bring him to care during the week without a negative test. We cancelled social plans made weeks earlier. 2/
We also cancelled dinner with my ailing father, who was very disappointed and also confused. I promise to drive a plate of dinner up to his house instead. I feel badly that he spends so much time alone these days, but I also can't bring covid to a senior living community. 2.5/
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$10 child care debate vs. 75% refundable tax credit. Here are some numbers to help people out.
Alberta annual minimum wage salary (29hrs/w)
$27495 (no benefits). After-tax $23,508 or $1,959/month
Alberta monthly child care cost > $1,000
#canada #alberta #childcare
Taxes paid $3,987
75% of child care cost is $9,000...
They would get their entire $3,987 refunded, a year later in April would probably anyway because dependant

$1,959/month - $1000 child care
Cheapest apartment in Calgary or Edmonton is a studio for $600/month,
leaves $359
Meals: Assuming 1 Adult + 1 PreSchool Child
Breakfast: 1/cup milk each on cereal
Milk 16 servings/per 4/L $5 every/2 weeks
Cereal: 525g / $2.97
Cereal serving size is 28g... you will need 3 servings/day
That is 5 boxes a month. $2.97x5 = $14.85
Total = $24.85
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The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of adults living in homes w/ children, 30.3% were in homes where children received #FoodAssistance in past 7 days based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #
The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of adults living in homes w/ children under 5, 29.4% were in homes where children were unable to attend daycare/other #childcare arrangement due to safety concerns in past 4 weeks, based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #COVID #HPS
The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of 57.2% of American adults lived in homes where someone worked onsite at a workplace in past 7 days, based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #COVID #HPS
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Median household income in #Calgary is about $100/k.

This is literally designed to exclude more than 50% of of families.
“but @youseepeeYYC, the families who earn much more than median income don’t need subsidized childcare as badly, they can afford to pay out of pocket, and therefore should”

Someone, probably.

Let’s briefly examine why this is the wrong way to look at a social program.
When a service is universal and benefits *everyone* it is more difficult for politicians to play identity politics and wedge issues to divide people over cutting it.

That’s why *universal* programs are so much more powerful than boutique programs.
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Thread: Senate Budget Committee Democrats’ agreement on a budget resolution marks an important step toward robust and critically needed recovery legislation to build an equitable economy and address our nation’s long-standing challenges. #EquitableRecovery
There are many key details that haven’t been released and, in some cases, haven’t been worked out, but the last 48 hours demonstrate encouraging progress towards transformative change.
Once a budget resolution is in place, lawmakers will turn to the important work of crafting reconciliation legislation, consistent with that framework, that can transform our economy…
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