13 Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Make America Great Again… For Women

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Hillary Clinton talks to an undocumented farm worker Maria Licea, 49, and her 9-year-old daughter Jasmin Aguilar after a conversation on immigration held at Culinary Arts Institute of Los Angeles Mission College on June 4, 2016 in Sylmar, California. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

She understands the importance of child care.

Speaking of women and children. What about child care? How are women expected to work everyday when they don’t have affordable childcare? Hillary knows this. She’s been there. “Take child care. It’s a women’s issue. It’s also an economic issue. You can’t go to work every day if you can’t afford a safe place to leave your kids.”

Deciding where to send your child everyday can be stressful and expensive, especially when daycare costs are increasing to more than one parent’s salary. Which often leads down the road of questioning whether the mother should even work anymore, playing into the gender wage gap.

Hillary Clinton has previously called to limit childcare costs to 10% of a family’s income. She’s also pushing to double the government’s investment in Early Head State, which is a program that provides childcare to families with low incomes. At the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last year, Hillary made it clear that these “are not just nice luxuries for women.” It’s a necessity.