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Mothers join Wisconsin Representative to call for child care support


MADISON (WKOW) -- Several mothers joined Rep. Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) to call for better child care support from the Trump Administration.

Rep. Vining is a member of the Committee on Children and Families. She highlighted the struggles mothers Mary Lockwood and Sarah Knowles have faced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to unaffordable childcare costs, Lockwood explained that she has all but left her job as an essential worker at an organization that works with people experiencing homelessness so that she can take care of her children and educate them at home.

"We need changes so that mom’s like me can stay in their essential jobs, because my work is essential and I don’t want it to be the logical conclusion that the mom stays home because she makes less money," Lockwood said.

In addition, Knowles noted her son has health issues that puts him at far greater risk of COVID-19 as Wisconsin faces a growing rate of infections.

Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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