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BOSTON – The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is reaching out to parents and caregivers across the Commonwealth to hear directly about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them.

Recent reports indicate that child care and education access is diminishing opportunities and creating additional challenges for women.

The Commission will hold a virtual public hearing on child care on September 15 at 6 p.m.

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Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

The Commission will compile and share the data with legislators and the Governor’s Office to influence recommendations regarding policies that address issues women and their families are facing during this time.

The Commission is also conducting a survey through September 15 here

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.