FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Brendan Daly, [email protected], (202) 794-1580
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2018) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) today announced its endorsement of Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor and strongly backs her agenda to improve and expand early childhood education in New Mexico.
“We are proud to support Michelle Lujan Grisham, a true champion for kids,” said Kris Perry, president of SCAN. “With her plan to make access to high-quality public Pre-K a reality for every family in the state, it is clear that she recognizes the role early education can play in ensuring equal opportunity for all children and helping to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts too many families in New Mexico.”
Perry urged voters who recognize the importance of high-quality early childhood education to cast their ballots for Lujan Grisham. “Michelle understands the vital role education plays in creating a strong economy and better future for all residents. Her plan to invest in early education is part of a bold initiative to turn around New Mexico’s public schools,” she said.
SCAN, a bipartisan organization that supports political candidates who prioritize access to and investments in high-quality early childhood education, will dedicate resources in support of Lujan Grisham’s election during the campaign season.
In addition to paid voter contact efforts, SCAN staff will work to mobilize its grassroots advocates in the state on behalf of the Lujan Grisham’s early learning agenda and will work with her in 2019 to turn her ambitious plan of universal access to preschool a reality.
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