High 5 for Kids

Will Presidential Candidates Raise their Hands for Kids?

Kids can’t vote and they don’t give money to political candidates.

That’s why we launched the High 5 for Kids campaign – to give children a voice on the campaign trail.

Presidential hopefuls are traveling the country campaign for your vote. Get in on the excitement!

Join our campaign to ensure that expanding early learning and other critical kids issues are at the top of their priority list!

Meeting Presidential Candidates on the Campaign Trail

As they travel to early primary and caucus states, SCAN volunteers and staff are meeting with presidential candidates to ask them how they will invest in kids.

View the list below to see how candidates plan to invest in kids!

We’ve also created a guide for candidates that details how they should invest in children.

 

President Donald Trump

SCAN’s Senior Political Director, Paul Ciaramitaro  (left) met with President Trump in New Hampshire. 

Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden  


Photo courtesy of Ames Tribune

SCAN volunteers met with the former Vice President in Iowa. Hear what  he had to say about home visiting programs. 

When speaking to our volunteers, the former Vice President committed to invest in kids during his first 100 days in office.

Senator Bernie Sanders  

SCAN volunteers met with Sen. Sanders in  New Hampshire and Iowa. 

Hear how he would invest in kids during his first 100 days in office.

Senator Elizabeth Warren  

SCAN’s volunteers met with Sen. Warren in New Hampshire.

Hear how she would invest in kids during her first 100 days in office.

Fmr. Mayor Pete Buttigieg

A SCAN volunteer met with the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana in New Hampshire.

Hear how he would invest in kids during his first 100 days in office.

Representative Tulsi Gabbard

A SCAN volunteer met with the Hawaiian congresswoman  in Iowa. 

Hear what she had to say about stopping the war on children and helping kids at the U.S. border.

Senator Amy Klobuchar
 

SCAN’s Iowa State Manager for SCAN spoke with the senator on KCCI.

Hear how she would invest in kids during her first 100 days in office.
(question begins about 13 minutes in)

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  

SCAN volunteer Jessica Balk at Andrew Yang’s event in Newton. Yang committed to invest in ECE and child care in his first 100 days.

SCAN volunteers met with the founder of Venture for America in Iowa.

Hear how he would invest in kids during his first 100 days in office.

 

Fmr. Gov. of Massachusetts Deval Patrick

A SCAN volunteer met with the former governor in Iowa. 

Hear how he would invest in kids during his first 100 days in office.

Urge Candidates to Invest in Kids

Use Your Voice

Get Interactive with the Debates

Planning on watching the next debate?  Take your experience to the next level with these fun, interactive activities!

Learn How to Be a Voice for Kids

New to the game? Looking for tips and tricks? 
Check out these resources to get started!

Learn what to ask candidates:

High 5 for Kids Pocket Guide

Learn how to effectively
engage candidates:

Birddogging Handout

Learn how to capture
quality photo and video:

Birddogging Photo and Video Tips

View an example of
speaking with a candidate:

Watch video