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Building Back Better

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, a landmark piece of legislation that, among other things, invests in children, caregiving, and healthcare. 

You made this happen. Women voters put leaders in office who are listening to them, centering their needs and voices. Never forget your voice and your vote is powerful — especially when we come together as the supermajority voting bloc that we are.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate our power and thank the members of Congress who voted to support women and their families. Retweet us and thank House Democrats for getting this done. 

Here's what the Build Back Better Act will do:

  • Provide universal pre-k for kids age three and up to get parents — particularly moms — back to work;
  • Make medical and home health care more affordable;
  • Extend the child tax credit;
  • Bring down the cost of child care significantly, ensuring no working or middle class family has to pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care;
  • Perhaps most promising, is this House bill will ensure four weeks of paid family leave.

These investments will change lives. They’re huge wins for women and families, especially the Black and Brown women who do the majority of the essential caregiving work that makes our economy function and have historically been underpaid.