Taking care of a small child can be a 24/7 job. But family finances often push one or both parents out of the house to work at a "real job."

More California families may soon have a better set of choices. On May 7, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that his revised May budget will include a $1,000 expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) for qualifying families with young children under six.

"This proposed expansion is a clear investment in California's kids and families," said CALPIRG Executive Director Emily Rusch, "Parents and family members often must forego other income to do the meaningful and important work of caring for loved ones in the home. We should do what we can to support them."

CALPIRG's Work for Wellbeing campaign seeks more support for caregiving and all of the different ways Californians contribute to their communities that may not be captured by the current definition of "work."

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