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Caring for our loved ones is one of the most important things for Maine families. And as costs rise for both child care and elder care, we need more help to make ends meet. It's time for a Universal Family Care system that can help Mainers care for the ones we love!


Caring for our families the way we all want to is impossible for most Mainers. We spend, on average, over $9,000 a year on child care, and long-term care for aging adults averages $57,000 a year. That’s why we need Universal Family Care (UFC).

UFC is social insurance for the twenty-first century. Simply put, it establishes paid family and medical leave, universal childcare for children under four, and universal home care for seniors and people with disabilities. For working families, it fills in many of the gaps created by the growing gap between the rich and everyone else. It takes key expenses out of your household budget, raises wages for care workers (mostly women), and is paid for by simply removing the exemption of wage and non-wage income from the Social Security payroll tax for income over $118,000. Furthermore, the program is governed by those directly impacted: workers, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and providers.

Sign the petition above and we'll add your name to our call for Universal Family Care in Maine!