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Newsman starts a child-care crusade.

Last November, Richard B. Stolley was named president of the Child Care Action Campaign, a national advocacy organization working to increase the availability of high-quality, affordable child care. Having a man lead the crusade "to make child care a national priority" was the idea of a reluctant Elinor Guggenheimer, who founded the organization in 1983. She said that although she is a feminist and tries to promote women, the organization needed a man as a leader "because we are never going to get a rational system for child-care services until men decide it is important."

Even Stolley recognizes his new role as a dramatic change of mind. The 63-year-old grandfather and second-ranking editor in the Time, Inc. Magazine Co. admits that when his own children were young, child care was his ex-wife's "problem." "My awareness of child care was, you picked up the baby sitter, you took the baby sitter home and sometimes you couldn't get a baby sitter." But in this voluntary position, Stolley's goal is "to get other men involved and thinking about and worrying about child care."

"Child care will not become a national priority unless we get men involved," stated Gugenheimer
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Title Annotation:Richard B. Stolley, president of the Child Care Action Campaign
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Date:Jun 22, 1992
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