As states cut funding for child care and early education programs, many advocates for children have taken their case directly to voters. This Reports & Toolkits from the National Women’s Law Center finds that voters are often willing to fund services that their elected officials have not always made a priority. Analyzing most of the measures that appeared on the ballot through 2003 in which increased investment in early care and education or after-school programs was the central or a significant component, the Reports & Toolkits concludes that ballot measures can be a useful tool for securing and stabilizing increased funding for early education, child care and after-school programs.