High 5 for Kids Campaign: A Voice for Kids in the 2016 Elections

Kids can’t vote and they don’t give political money. That’s why Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) raised the critical kids’ issues like early education and global child survival in elections around the country.

Through our High 5 for Kids campaign, SCAN ensured critical kids’ issues were front and center.

High 5 for Kids on the Campaign Trail

Asking Presidential Candidates

During the Iowa caucuses, we turned out early education voters who spoke in favor of candidates who wanted to help more kids have access to early learning.

Taking High 5 for Kids to the Political Conventions

We raised critical kids’ issues at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in July. Through our interactive installation we education convention goers and party activists about why the next president should make kids a priority. Our installation space included virtual reality video, interactive apps, fun swag, and speeches by lawmakers like Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representative Jim Clyburn (D-SC).

Electing Early Education Champions in the States

In Iowa, New Hampshire and Washington State, we endorsed and helped to elect both Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the state level. Through direct mail, digital advertising, visibility events and phone banks, we educated tens of thousands of voters and helped elect several of our endorsed candidates.