On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Wu Yee Children's Services joined a crowd of parents, child care providers, early childhood educators and supporters at Portsmouth Plaza in Chinatown for YES on Prop C rally.
Proposition C will establish a fund to:
Make early care and education affordable and available to all San Francisco families earning up to 200% of the area median income.
Clear the existing waitlist who have been stagnating on the City’s Early Care and Education (ECE) waitlist.
Increase wages for early care and education providers to better ensure a well trained, stable and quality workforce.
Invest in comprehensive ECE services that support the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children under the age of 6.
The fund will be maintained by gross receipts tax on commercial rents. The tax can generate between $100 and $150 million annually, enough to accomplish all 4 goals
Monica Walters, Wu Yee's CEO, emphasized the importance of voting YES on Proposition C on June 5th. She said, "There are 2,500 eligible children on the waitlist right now. We need more spaces for San Francisco’s kids. This is unacceptable."
After the rally, supporters canvassed District 3 including Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill, and Nob Hill, dropping off door hangers, signs, campaign literature, and encouraging voters to vote YES on Prop. C.
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