As Election Day approaches, Democratic candidates in battleground states are highlighting what they would do to lower costs for working families and pass care policies like paid family and medical leave. In key elections, it is clear that issues including the cost of child care, elder care and prescription drugs are poised to play a pivotal role. The Family Friendly Action PAC has active programs in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Wisconsin talking to voters about these very issues. Here’s what the candidates are saying: 

  • Georgia: During the Georgia Senate debate, Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock highlighted his support for a provision in the Inflation Reduction Act to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for people on Medicare. He has frequently called on his opponent to explain why he opposes efforts to lower prescription drug costs for seniors and make health care more affordable.
  • Wisconsin: During the second Wisconsin Senate debate, Mandela Barnes highlighted his support for paid family and medical leave, saying “we should absolutely strengthen” paid leave in the U.S. and calling the difference between his position and Sen. Ron Johnson’s position on the matter “one of the most clear contrasts on this stage.” 
  • Pennsylvania: In an ad released this month, John Fetterman spotlighted his support for improving access to healthcare, lowering costs and making sure families are able to spend time with their loved ones. Fetterman has also referenced his support for restoring the enhanced child tax credit. 
  • New Hampshire: Throughout her campaign, Sen. Maggie Hassan, a long-time champion of care policies in the Senate, has demonstrated her support for families. In an ad released this month, Sen. Hassan highlighted her work to lower prescription drug costs and save taxpayers billions of dollars. 

Recently, the Family Friendly Action PAC launched a storybook highlighting the role care issues are playing for voters in battleground states and districts. The testimonials from Georgia, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin demonstrate that in key elections, voters are prioritizing candidates who will work to bring down the cost of child care, elder care and prescription drugs and pass paid family and medical leave.