SEIU President Mary Kay Henry singles out California in her latest blog on Huffington Post. In the last four years, the state has cut more than a billion dollars from early education, getting failing marks in nationwide school readiness studies, and ranking 41st in overall children’s health and wellness. Hundreds of thousands of parents find it difficult or impossible to access good options for care.
Henry’s commitment to child care and the pillars of the Women’s Economic Agenda, an initiative led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other representatives, will take her back to her home state to continue the fight for working mothers and push California to be a leader in nurturing “our youngest citizens’ futures.”
“If 2012 was the year of the woman, 2013 is the year of the working mom. And that’s why I’m headed to California,” Henry writes. “The Golden State can and must do better, the success of working moms and the future of our littlest citizens—in California and across the nation—depend on it.”
Read Mary Kay Henry’s Huffington blog post.