Childcare obligations are one of the major factors working parents consider when deciding whether to run for office. In 2018, Vote Mama Foundation Founder & CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley petitioned the Federal Election Commission and became the first woman to receive federal approval to spend Campaign Funds on Childcare. This groundbreaking decision removed a major financial obstacle and paved the way for more working parents to run for federal office.

 

While the 2018 Federal Election Commission ruling approved the use of Campaign Funds for Childcare for all candidates running for federal office, each state has its own campaign finance laws and entities authorized to provide oversight of elections and campaign spending and reporting. In many states, candidates feel pressure not to use their Campaign Funds for Childcare, even though they are legally allowed to.

 

Our country needs middle and working class representation now more than ever. In many states, single parents spend nearly 40% of their pre-tax income on childcare, and it costs more to send an infant to childcare than a teenager to a four-year public college. 

 

Candidates who are not independently wealthy have been known to mortgage their homes, max out their credit cards, and take on debt to run for office. Campaign Funds for Childcare breaks down a critical economic barrier to working parents running for office. 

 

By making this one simple structural change, we have the opportunity to transform the political landscape.

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*For more information about how to petition your state’s ethics commission to approve the use of Campaign Funds for Childcare or to pass legislation, click here.

Candidates and Legislators Who Use and Support CFCC

Raul

Ruiz

U.S. House, CA-36

2022

Garland

Barr

U.S. House, KY-06

2022

Jaime

Herrera Beutler

U.S. House, WA-03

2022

Jim

Banks

U.S. House, IN-03

2022

Phil

Arballo

U.S. House, CA

2020

Antonio

Delgado

U.S. House, NY

2020

Ruben

Gallego

U.S. House, AZ

2020

Jaime

Harrison

Senate, SC

2020

Laura

Lombard

U.S. House, KS

2020

Roger

Misso

U.S. House, NY

2020

Raul

Ruiz

U.S. House, CA

2020

Cristina

Tzintzún Ramirez

Senate, TX

2020

Celeste

Williams

U.S. House, AR

2020

John

Barrasso

Senate, WY

2020

Jaime

Herrera Beutler

U.S. House, WA

2020

Tamika

Hamilton

U.S. House, CA-03

2020

Alaina

Shearer

U.S. House, OH-12

2020

Tammy

Duckworth

Senate, VA

2018

Liuba

Grechen Shirley

U.S. House, NY

2018

Alan

LaPolice

U.S. House, KS

2018

Jessica

McClure

U.S. House, NE

2018

Ilhan

Omar

U.S. House, MN

2018

Tim

Ryan

U.S. House, OH

2018

Kevin

Brady

U.S. House, TX

2018

Levy

Barnes

U.S. House, TX

2018

Meggan

Lesnick

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Jessica

Dunn

State Rep

Jasmine

Beach-Ferrara

U.S. House, NC-14

2022

Antonio

Delgado

U.S. House, NY-19

2022

Jay

Carey

U.S. House, NC-11

2022

Raphael

Warnock

U.S. Senate, GA

2022

Jamie

Belsito

U.S. House, MA

2020

Nikki

Foster

U.S. House, OH

2020

Annie

Garcia

U.S. House, TX

2020

MJ

Hegar

Senate, TX

2020

Anita

Malik

U.S. House, AZ

2020

Christine

Olivo

U.S. House, FL

2020

Tom

Steyer

President, CA

2020

Candace

Valenzuela

U.S. House

2020

Nikema

Williams

U.S. House, GA

2020

Jeff

Fortenberry

U.S. House, NE

2020

Trace

Johannesen

U.S. House, TX

2020

Candace

Valenzuela

U.S. House, TX-24

2020

Amy

McGrath

U.S. Senate Kentucky

2020

Kerri

Evelyn

Senate, DE

2018

Jahana

Hayes

U.S. House, CT

2018

Ray

Linsenmayer

U.S. House, PA

2018

Amy

McGrath

U.S. House, KY

2018

Katie

Porter

U.S. House, CA

2018

Brian

Santa Maria

U.S. House, MN

2018

Jeff

Fortenberry

U.S. House, NE

2018

Steve

Daines

U.S. Senate, MO

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Kabiru

Shehu

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Eric

Swalwell

U.S. House, CA-15

2022

Christine

Alexandria Olivo

U.S. House, FL-24

2022

Tina

Forte

U.S. House, NY-14

2022

Nikema

Williams

U.S. House, GA-05

2022

Elisa

Cardnell

U.S. House, TX

2020

Jillian

Freeland

U.S. House, CO

2020

Kiani

Gardner

U.S. House, AL

2020

Joe

Kennedy

Senate, MA

2020

Amy

McGrath

Senate, KY

2020

Katie

Porter

U.S. House, CA

2020

Eric

Swalwell

U.S. House, CA

2020

McKayla

Wilkes

U.S. House, MD

2020

Andrew

Yang

U.S. President

2020

Tamika

Hamilton

U.S. House, CA

2020

Brad

Wenstrup

U.S. House, OH

2020

Jaime

Harrison

U.S. Senate, SC

2020

Leslie

Cockburn

U.S. House, VA

2018

Alexis

Frank

U.S. House, SC

2018

Jess

King

U.S. House, PA

2018

Anita

Malik

U.S. House, AZ

2018

Julie

Oliver

U.S. House, TX

2018

Raul

Ruiz

U.S. House, CA

2018

John

Barrasso

Senate, WY

2018

Raul

Labrador

U.S. House

2018

Lisa

Stilts

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Willie

Burnley Jr

Somerville City Council At-Large

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