YMCA Offering Free Child Care On Election Day


It appears that YMCA is here to save the day for the many families who are inconvenienced with the issue of childcare on Election Day Tuesday.

Via: HuffingtonPost

The YMCA wants to help busy parents and caregivers everywhere get to the voting booths on Election Day.

That’s why the organization is offering free child care services at participating locations around the country on Nov. 8.

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The organization is calling the initiative Zoe’s Kids Day Outwhich is part of a larger effort by the YMCA called Zoe For Presidenta mission to elect a girl who is 1 year old today as president in 2064. A reminder: There’s an opportunity to elect a female president this year, too.

“Election Day is arguably one of the most important days in the U.S. this year — the ultimate opportunity for Americans to make their voices heard through the democratic process,” said Kevin Washington, president and CEO of YMCA of the USA. “Unfortunately, many people who want to vote find it challenging because they have to take children with them. The Y’s hope is that Zoe’s Kids Day Out initiative enables those parents and caregivers to exercise their right to vote, and ensures children can spend their time in a safe, nurturing environment.”

To learn if your local YMCA is one of the participating locations, or to find a YMCA establishment that is, visit the organization’s website.

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