Parents want to work political races. But who will watch the kids? | Maria Panaritis
The problem, to Michael Diaz, was one that many moms and dads of young kids face all the time. He and his wife wanted to volunteer on a suburban Philadelphia political campaign this summer. But who would watch the kids?
This wasn’t a choice between a $15-an-hour babysitter or a $13 movie ticket. This was about a class of voters, ones too often sidelined from civic engagement due to the all-encompassing act of being a parent, unable to participate deeply in what will be a historic election year in Pennsylvania.
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