“This is a game changer,” Liuba Grechen Shirley, a 36-year-old mother of two vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Peter King of New York, told VICE News after the FEC unanimously approved her petition 4-0. “It’s very difficult to run full-time for a congressional seat as a working mother with toddlers. Half of our representatives are millionaires, and this is why.” Grechen Shirley worked as an independent consultant for international development while juggling parenting until jumping into the race last fall.
Parents running for office can now use campaign funds for child care
Updated: Aug 7, 2018