EAST ST. LOUIS-Councilwoman LaToya Greenwood “walked a day in the shoes” of child care provider Tina Williams, who serves families in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) currently under assault by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“As someone who was a young single parent, I know what it’s like to struggle to care for your family. I know how important child care is to my parents,” said Ms. Williams. “The wealthy are getting richer and richer, but Bruce Rauner is cutting from children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. It’s not right.”
Last summer, Rauner unilaterally limited eligibility to CCAP, which helps working families with the growing burden of child care costs, and the program has not recovered.
Councilwoman Greenwood spent the morning learning more about the work of child care providers and the impact of Governor Rauner’s cuts to CCAP. She pledged to support child care and early learning providers and to restore and repair the Child Care Assistance Program from Rauner’s attacks.
“The work that is done by providers like Tina is absolutely vital to our communities,” said Councilwoman Greenwood. “As State Representative, I will fight every day to stand up for the dignity of this work and to protect our families from Bruce Rauner’s attacks.”
Councilwoman Greenwood, candidate for the 114th House District seat vacated by retired Rep. Eddie Lee Jackson, has earned the endorsement of SEIU Healthcare Illinois.