Save the Children Action Network announced the results of a national survey that identified Democratic primary voters’ desire to hear more from presidential candidates on the issue of access to child care and preschool.
We’re Empowering Iowans to Be the Voice for Kids
Iowans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
In 2019, volunteers across the state of Iowa visited over 100 presidential candidate events, getting all top-polling candidates to commit to invest in kids in their first 100 days in office if elected.
SCAN continues to work with our state and federal leaders to invest in quality, affordable child care and early child hood education so that all Iowa kids have a strong start in life.
When Sen. Cory Booker sat down with KCCI's panel of undecided caucusgoers, SCAN volunteer Leslie Stonehocker asked him to describe his plan for investing in early education and quality child care.
As a Save the Children Action Network advocate and retired educator, I’m concerned about the number of children living in conflict zones unable to participate in schooling.
I have been pleased with the continuing coverage regarding the child care shortage crisis in Iowa. My own child care shortage story was part of some of this coverage, which is why I was happy to see Rep. Cindy Axne signed on as a co-sponsor of HR 1488, the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act.
We are voters, and we believe that increasing access to high-quality early childhood education is the best way to ensure equal opportunity for all kids.
Mobilization Manager, Iowa
E.J. Wallace brings a deep passion for social justice and community engagement to the SCAN team, fueled by his family and faith. He began his interest in advocacy and community organizing at Drake University in Des Moines, where he studied Sociology and volunteered with various community based organizations.
From 2010 to 2014, E.J. was a community organizer with the hotel workers union, UNITE HERE! in Honolulu, Hawai’i. In this role, he worked with hotel workers and community allies to use their collective voices to make positive, lasting change that benefited their entire community.
E.J. is an Iowa native, and is excited to work in his home state, mobilizing Iowans to hold policy makers accountable to children and families.