Iowans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education. This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

That’s why we’re empowering everyday Iowans to be the voice for kids.

Iowan activists use their voices in a number of ways! Our activists post information and actions to their social media pages, staff booths at community events, meet with elected officials and even ask presidential candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

There are countless ways you can use your voice to advocate for children. Plus, joining in our work will positively impact your life as well as the lives of children in Iowa and beyond.

Upcoming Events

To learn more about an upcoming event or to volunteer, please contact E.J. Wallace at [email protected].

Walk with Save the Children Action Network at the Iowa State Fair Parade!

’17 IA State Fair Parade (map) August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9 | 6pm | Corner of East 13th St. and Grand Ave.

Help us kick off this year’s Iowa State Fair and show Iowans care about kids by marching in the State Fair Parade. You can help us make a big impression!

Where: Meet in the parking lot located between Grand Avenue and Des Moines Street, and East 12th Street and East 13th St.

Route: We’ll gather at the parking lot no later than 6:00 p.m., and walk west on Grand Avenue to 13th street, where we will take a picture and disperse.

Additional Information:

  • The parade route is 1.5 miles.
  • This event is open to all ages.
  • Water and snacks provided.
  • You get a free SCAN t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!

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August, 2017 Iowa Statewide Volunteer Call

Office Conference Call (map) August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Save the Children Action Network volunteers and leaders from all around Iowa for a short call to learn about all the exciting ways you can use your voice for kids this month.

We will discuss all the great ways we advocated last month for investments in early learning programs and how we are saving the lives of moms and young children all over the world.

What: Monthly Iowa Statewide Volunteer Call.

When: Wednesday, Aug 16, 7pm – 8pm

Where: Video conference call or by phone

Please complete the form below to be contacted with information about this month’s call.



Campaign Materials

We want to help you be an effective voice for kids. Below are resources to help you take action in your community.

Join Us

Contact Iowa’s Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.

E.J. Wallace
Mobilization Manager, Iowa

E.J. 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, 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, Hawaii. In this role, he learned the value of empowering people to use their collective voices to make positive, lasting change that benefited their entire community.

E.J. is an Iowa native and a father of an amazing 3-year-old. He is excited to work in his home state, mobilizing Iowans to hold policy makers accountable to children and families.

[email protected]