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 already announcing their candidacies. 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.

President Donald Trump 
  

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

Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden 
 

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

Senator Kamala Harris
 

SCAN volunteers met with Sen. Harris in Iowa. Click on the image to hear what she had to say about investing in kids.

Senator Bernie Sanders
  

A SCAN volunteer met with Sen. Sanders in  New Hampshire. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren 
 

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

Senator Cory Booker 
  

A SCAN volunteer met with Sen. Booker in Iowa. Click the image to hear what he had to say about the importance of investing foreign assistance. 

Mayor Pete Buttigieg
 

A SCAN volunteer met with the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana in New Hampshire. Click the image to hear what he had to say about the importance of investing in early childhood education. 

Fmr. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro  

SCAN volunteers met with  the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Iowa. Click on the image to hear what he had to say about the importance of early childhood education and full day Pre-K.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 

 

A SCAN volunteer met with Sen. Gillibrand in Iowa. 

Frm. Rep. Beto O’Rourke  

 

A SCAN volunteer met with the former Texas representative in New Hampshire. Click on the image to hear what he had to say about affordable and accessible childcare.

Representative Tulsi Gabbard  

A SCAN volunteer met with the Hawaiian congresswoman  in Iowa. 

Marianne Williamson
 

A SCAN volunteer met with author in Iowa. 

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  

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

Urge Candidates to Invest in Kids

Use Your Voice

Host or Join a Debate Watch Party

Whether you’re willing to host a party or want to join SCAN’s watch party on Facebook, we have you covered! 

Learn how to get involved with debate watch parties. 

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