From the Pod Save Whatevs email thingie:
The fact that Joe Manchin remains a key obstacle to enacting President Biden’s agenda is ironic, in the Alanis sense of the word, considering that Build Back Better is basically a recipe for all that ails his home state of West Virginia. The bill’s extension of Biden’s enhanced child tax credit, and its other child-care provisions, would be particularly valuable in a state where high poverty levels make it extremely difficult for working parents to raise their children. The tax credit alone could lift 23,000 West Virginia children out of poverty, and another measure to cap out-of-pocket child-care spending would more than halve weekly expenses for parents, which currently average $198 per week. The Century Foundation gave West Virginia (along with four other states) an F rating for its care policies, and the best way to keep it there would be for Manchin to gut or kill Build Back Better.
This is fun activism, and if you are in the DC area, this would be a great way to participate:
If you go, we’d love to hear about it and will publish your first hand account. Bonus points for pictures.