Welcome to The Diaper Difference
Our bill has gotten some national attention from Rush Limbaugh. His rant is available in this story by Jon Bershad of Mediaite.com:
Susan Campbell, a columnist here in Connecticut, wrote about the difference diapers can make in this story that appeared on the front page of the Hartford Courant.
KJ DellAntonia of Slate discussed Rush Limbaugh’s reaction to the bill in her article for her XXFactor column.
In an effort to be fair and balanced, there are contrary views, but we’re not sure they’re reading the same bill.
In addition to Rush, there is Audrey Hudson of Human Events (a website of the Heritage Foundation) who provided this assessment.
We’re a bit astounded at those who have read the bill as adding to a family’s tax burden (there is no appropriation component), requiring parents to put their children in child care if they don’t want to (it doesn’t), or being anti-stay-at-home Mom (or Dad). Parents who want to stay at home with their children (and can afford to) are still free to do that. The point of the bill to is remove a barrier for some families who rely on child care but cannot afford the diapers necessary to leave their children with a child care provider. The bill also allows states that want to use the money for cloth diapers to do so if they provide all the other support necessary to ensure a supply of clean diapers.
What do you think? The Durham Patch of Durham, Connecticut is taking a poll.
Please respond in the comment sections and post on your facebook/twitter feeds. Any press is good press, but it would be even better if we can correct the record and generate buzz at the same time.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE OF OCTOBER 4, 2011 FOR THE DIAPER DIFFERENCE LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST AND LOBBY DAY. WE WILL POST MORE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
The Diaper Difference is a national coalition committed to ensuring that all who need diapers have access to them. Our members are individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the social, economic, emotional, and physical well-being of people who need diapers and the families who care for them.
Small things impact big things – help us change lives from the bottom up.
It comes as a surprise to many people that diapers cannot be bought using food stamps or WIC vouchers. Yet families who do not have sufficient diapers often cannot place their children in child care facilities. If parents cannot obtain child care for their children, they cannot go to work or school. Because many assistance programs require that participants work or attend training, these parents may be in jeopardy of losing their assistance. The entire family’s economic security may be in placed in jeopardy, all for the want of sufficient diapers.
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