Women in Action
A grassroots group of passionate activists fighting for women in Western New York.
Every voice matters in the fight for gender equity!
Stand up and take action on a monthly basis with our grassroots Women in Action activism group.
As a part of Women in Action, at the end of each month, you’ll receive an email with timely, actionable steps you can take to make our community better for all women. Women In Action is 100% virtual and you make your own schedule.
We make it easy for you to be an activist — and every voice matters.
This month, we’re focused on the importance of child care. Child care is a fundamental infrastructure that is essential to growing our workforce and economy. Without child care, many women are not able to remain at their jobs.
Child care availability has become an even more urgent crisis during the pandemic.
One out of four women who reported becoming unemployed during the pandemic said it was because of a lack of child care—twice the rate among men.
Child care is also a majority women-owned small business sector that is also staffed by women, largely by women of color.
So let’s take action! Contact your reps, learn more about the issue, and be a strong advocate for the importance of child care in your workplace.
Include child care in the state budget!
Child care in New York is at a crossroads. Send an email to your State Legislators urging them to ensure that the Assembly child care plan is included in the final State Budget.
The Impact of COVID on Women and Child Care