Riverview Public Library

Location

14300 Sibley Rd
Riverview
,
MIchigan
48193
,
US

Website

Description

Join us for the launch of our Universal Family Care campaign in Downriver! U.S. Rep. Dingell and State Rep. Camilleri will speak on the issue of family care & how important access to care is for all michigan families. Refreshments will be served. Why We Are Fighting for Universal Family Care: We want to create a broad-based benefit that directly addresses the costs of child and elder care. We should be able to do something meaningful and substantial for families. This benefit will be universal, helping families from low-income and middle-class backgrounds, young people, and seniors. Components of Universal Family Care: 1. Universal childcare. Every child who is four-years-old and under will have access to childcare. 2. Support for stay-at-home parents. For families where someone stays at home to raise their children, they will receive a benefit equivalent to the cost of child care (about $10,000 a year). 3. Universal home care for seniors and people with disabilities. Similar to the child care policy, every family that needs home care will receive the resources from the state to provide it. When family members can appropriately provide care, they will receive a benefit equivalent to the cost of that care from the state, without compromising their qualification for existing benefits programs. 4. Workforce standards. Reimbursement rates to workers should be set high enough to provide a living wage. Collective bargaining rights and paid leave should be included for workers as well. People caring for the loved ones of others should be able to afford to care for their own families. 5. Paid family leave. Contact Laura De Palma - laura@miunited.org - with any questions!

Future Events

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Past Events

Monday
Jul
3
2017
Monday, July 3, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Join us for the launch of our Universal Family Care campaign in Downriver! U.S. Rep. Dingell and State Rep. Camilleri will speak on the issue of family care & how important access to care is for all michigan families. Refreshments will be served. Why We Are Fighting for Universal Family Care: We want to create a broad-based benefit that directly addresses the costs of child and elder care. We should be able to do something meaningful and substantial for families. This benefit will be universal, helping families from low-income and middle-class backgrounds, young people, and seniors. Components of Universal Family Care: 1. Universal childcare. Every child who is four-years-old and under will have access to childcare. 2. Support for stay-at-home parents. For families where someone stays at home to raise their children, they will receive a benefit equivalent to the cost of child care (about $10,000 a year). 3. Universal home care for seniors and people with disabilities. Similar to the child care policy, every family that needs home care will receive the resources from the state to provide it. When family members can appropriately provide care, they will receive a benefit equivalent to the cost of that care from the state, without compromising their qualification for existing benefits programs. 4. Workforce standards. Reimbursement rates to workers should be set high enough to provide a living wage. Collective bargaining rights and paid leave should be included for workers as well. People caring for the loved ones of others should be able to afford to care for their own families. 5. Paid family leave. Contact Laura De Palma - laura@miunited.org - with any questions!