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.
Hours before the CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic debate Tuesday, hundreds of people began lining up to get into Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake University campus.
Children and their families have the right to seek asylum under U.S. law. These attacks on asylum are violating human rights and legal rights.
Just because kids cannot vote does not mean children’s issues are ignored during the Iowa caucuses.
Urge all presidential candidates to commit to prioritizing early learning programs such as Head Start and quality child care.
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.