simmons 071923Will lift up the work of 7th District Single Moms Council, highlight child care policy successes in Illinois

Washington D.C. – State Senator Mike Simmons will attend the White House States Convening on child care to champion policy proposals that achieve high quality, affordable child care with senior White House officials and other state leaders.

WHO: State Senator Mike Simmons, New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham, New York Governor Hochul, Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, and 91 other state legislators from 41 states across the country.

WHAT: White House Convening on childcare

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 7:30 a.m. central time

WHERE: The White House – Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. The beginning of the convening will be livestreamed on the White House’s YouTube page, and the remainder of the convening will be closed press.

INTERVIEWS: To interview Senator Simmons, contact Chelsi Jones at 217-782-1880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a zoom interview or phone call immediately after the convening. Simmons will be available for interviews starting at 11 a.m. central time. The White House will also have conglomerate cameras available to do interviews.

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