May 11, 2018 •
FEC Approves Campaign Request to Use Funds for Childcare
The FEC voted unanimously 4-0 to allow New York Congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley to spend her campaign funds on childcare.
In her petition, she cited two cases where male candidates requested to use donor funds for limited childcare expenses.
The FEC ruled in an advisory opinion that Shirley’s expenses would not have existed if it weren’t for her run for office, and will therefore apply to any future candidates who may run for office.
Shirley said, “This groundbreaking decision will remove a major financial obstacle for working families and mothers at a time when women are increasingly considering elected office.”
Photo of Liuba Grechen Shirley via Facebook
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