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PBS NewsHour Series Explores the Country’s Broken Child Care System

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From the Child Poverty Task Force

The PBS Newshour is running a five-day series on the child care crisis in the US, titled, “Raising the Future: America’s Child Care Dilemma.” The programs are aired on channels 28 and 31 starting at 6 PM each evening. The first episode covered the following points

Low wages increase the likelihood that both parents must work.70% of children under 6 live in an environment where child care does not exist.The most important time in a child’s life is 0-6 years old.A child’s brain makes one mission connections per second.COVID reduced the availability of child care by 20% nationally (30% in Wisconsin).The US had a working child care program during WW2.The Comprehensive Child Development Act (CCDA) of 1971was passed by both houses of congress but vetoed by President Nixon. Read More…

Religious Leader Perspective: Justice and Poverty

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By Christine Warlowski, St James

Justice is such a formational part of nearly every world religion. In Christian scripture (and most other religions), the demand is clear that we take care of the vulnerable among us – the poor, the widow (left defenseless without a husband) and the orphan. The prophets through to Jesus tell us in no uncertain terms that worship without care for those in need is not worship at all. Read More…

JONAH Reflections on a COVID Year

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By Donna Raleigh

Soon after COVID started, JONAH Organizer, Lynn Buske, created the JONAH COVID Advisory Task Force to share ideas on JONAH’s role in the time of COVID. Recently, the task force reflected on what has been learned, what has been done, and how JONAH can be the bridge as we move forward. Here is a summary of that reflection. Read More…