The Kid Angle: The “dominoes of doom” that hurt young families

Are you bored with Congress out for recess? It’s the perfect time to catch up on your episodes of “Speaking of Kids,” the podcast that puts children at the center of public policy.

MomsRising co-founder Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner joins us on this week’s episode to discuss the “dominoes of doom” that befall families after the birth of a child in the United States. Rowe-Finkbeiner outlines our national structural crisis around paid family and medical leave, affordable child care, and the Child Tax Credit, and the tactics needed to address it.

“We know the policies that we need for a solution,” she says, noting that successful care structures have been implemented by states, other nations and even by the U.S. federal government during the pandemic. “It’s not about the policies, right? It’s about making sure that we’re trying lots of different tactics to be heard.”

Check out the episode here.