Where We Stand: Use

26

Dads

33

Moms

47

Congressional candidates

10

Senatorial candidates

2

Presidential candidates

45%

of total funds were spent by candidates of color

73%

of total funds have been spent by women

311%

increase in spending from 2018 to 2020 cycle

12

Republicans

47

Democrats

AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL

Since 2018, 59 federal candidates have used Campaign Funds for Childcare

39

Dads

27

Moms

16%

of total funds were spent by candidates of color

61%

of total funds have been spent by women

20

Republicans

40

Democrats

AT THE STATE LEVEL

Since 2018, over 60 state candidates have used Campaign Funds for Childcare

Campaign Funds for Childcare

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Where We Stand: 
Legislation

16 States

allowed through legislation

10 States

allowed through ethics or AG rulings

3 States

used by candidates without explicit approval

Where We Stand: Bipartisan Support

7

signed by Republican governors

9

signed by Democratic governors

12

passed by Democrat prime sponsors

2

passed by Republican prime sponsors

12

passed with bipartisan cosponsors

LEGISLATION

Every piece of CFCC legislation has been passed with bipartisan support.

USAGE

Bipartisan use of CFCC is increasing — Republican spending increased from just 10% of all funds in 2018 to 30% in 2020.

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