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 2017, we supported two bills that provided Iowa schools with more flexibility in how they spend their Statewide Voluntary Preschool dollars. The bills each received overwhelming bipartisan support and were signed into law by former Governor Terry Branstad in May 2017.
We’re empowering everyday Iowans to be the voice for kids.
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, 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.