Election Bans on Using Campaign Funds for Childcare Hinders Women From Taking the Plunge into Political Leadership


Here’s a thought-provoking article. It’s called As more women run for office, child care remains a hurdle.

There are some intriguing insights to be gleaned here. This one’s particularly interesting:

A congressional candidate in New York successfully petitioned the Federal Election Commission in 2018 to allow campaign money to help cover child care costs. But it applies only to those running for federal office.

That leaves women in many states who are running for the Legislature, statewide positions like attorney general or local offices to find another way to pay for child care as they campaign, which often requires night and weekend work.

To learn more about the perspectives presented here, take a look at the rest of the article…

Read the source article at miamiok.com