State of Minnesota Archives: on Families & Children

Tina Liebling: High quality child care is essential for work

Every Minnesota child--without exception--deserves the best possible start in life. High quality child care is essential for many Minnesota families. Parents can't focus on work or school unless they know their children are in a safe and supportive place, but high quality child care is in short supply and too often unaffordable.

We must support many models of child care--from home day care to Head Start--so families have convenient and high quality options. Minnesota has a Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to help more working parents afford the cost, but it is underfunded and leaves many struggling families without help. Building an excellent, affordable system of day care and support for our youngest kids is one of the most important things Minnesota can do for our future.

Source: 2018 Minnesota governor campaign website May 2, 2017

Heather Johnson: Politics is not my passion; it's my God, my kids & family

Seeing that our nation's founding principles of liberty and freedom from oppression are far from the reality in today's political landscape, I answered the call. I am not a career politician. It is not my primary goal in life nor my greatest passion. My passion is my God, my kids and family, writing, friendship and my boyfriend, music, art, science, learning, dancing, and living every moment I have the way that I want to live, enjoying the fruits of my mind and labor the way I see fit.
Source: 2014 Minnesota Senate campaign website, "Platform" Jul 31, 2014

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Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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