How do I use my Campaign Funds for Childcare?

  • Candidates can use campaign funds for any campaign-related childcare expense, including nursery school tuition, babysitter on staff, and childcare for campaign events.

  • Candidates should report childcare expenses in the same way they would for any other campaign related expenditure. The specifics for reporting differ by state. Visit the website of the entity that oversees campaigns in your state for specific filing requirements.

  • Contact us if you need support using your Campaign Funds for Childcare, requesting an ethics ruling, or advocating for legislation.

  • We are tracking the use of Campaign Funds for Childcare in all 50 states. Contact us to let us know if you’ve used it, and sign and share our pledge.

How do I request an ethics ruling?

​Contact us, and we will work with you to:

  • Submit a request for a ruling.

  • Use the FEC ruling to support your case.

  • Submit a letter of support from Vote Mama Foundation.

What if the ethics commission rules against my request?

Contact us, and we will work with you to:

  • Submit a request for reconsideration.

  • Submit a letter of support from Vote Mama Foundation.

  • Identify state legislators to introduce legislation.

How can I help normalize Campaign Funds for Childcare?

​We need to talk about it to normalize it.

  • Spread the word on social media! Tag us on Twitter and Instagram at @votemamafdn and use #CampaignFundsForChildcare and #CFCC so we can amplify!

  • Publish an op-ed. 

  • Sign and share our pledge.