Last spring my friend Anna had a vision inspired by seeing the women's marches take place all over the world. The power of people coming together in support of positive change in the world led her to dream of a project she invited me to be a part of. It involved writing a song, an anthem, with my friend Chris Dorman for Anna's employer - Let's Grow Kids. The goal of the anthem would be to help mobilize the people of Vermont to support legislation that would provide more support for children in Vermont.
Let's Grow Kids is a statewide campaign about the need for more high-quality, affordable child care in Vermont to better support our children, families, women, communities and economy.More than 70% of Vermont children under age 6 have all of their parents in the labor force, meaning they're likely to need care. Yet, half of those infants and toddlers don't have access to any regulated care, and nearly 80% don't have access to high-quality programs.