Free Child Care for All, Increased Pay for Child Care Providers to be Demanded at International Women’s Day Rally

Child Care providers to offer forward-looking vision for working women while also fighting back against War on Women by Rauner, Trump, and the Republicans

Chicago, IL -Chicago, IL – In the spirit of International Women’s Day, local community and labor organizations will hold a 7 p.m. indoor rally at the Chicago Teacher’s Union Hall, on Wednesday, March 8, to celebrate those who have been leading the fight for women’s rights.

Among the featured speakers for the event is Faith Arnold, a veteran child care provider from Chicago and a SEIU Healthcare Illinois member.

Arnold is also a leader in the Bright Futures Chicago campaign, a movement of parents and providers calling for free universal child care for working mothers and their families. Arnold will also speak to the need to boost the pay of childcare providers, 95% of which are women. She’ll also outline the War on Women that Bruce Rauner, Donald Trump, and Republicans in Congress have been waging.

WHO: Women. Workers. Labor & Community Organizations. Faith leaders. Families. Children.

WHAT: International Women’s Day Rally in Solidarity with Women’s Struggles All Over the World featuring speakers, singers, dancers, poets, dj.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Chicago Teacher’s Union Hall, 1901 W. Carroll Ave.

WHY: To celebrate International Women’s Day, build a new women’s movement and to continue the fight against the oppression of women