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We’re Empowering New Mexicans to Be the Voice for Kids
New Mexico citizens 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.
Learn about our work in New Mexico.
Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) together with its 4,500 advocates in New Mexico are urging local policymakers to protect the Early Childhood Trust Fund during the upcoming special session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Legislature made early childhood education a top priority with the creation of this first-of-its-kind $320 million fund which would ensure vital early childhood education programs have funding now and in the future.
Early Childhood Education programs have proven to lift kids out of poverty and prepare them for success in school and in life.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration is pushing House Bill 83, which would create a trust fund for early education. Advocates for the bill, like Save the Children Action Network, or SCAN, say it would give the state a brighter future.
New Mexico Mobilization Manager
Lacey Daniell-Miller has more than a decade of experience dedicated to children and families, people with disabilities and public health. She most recently comes from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), where she spent six years building a highly trained, motivated grassroots volunteer network of cancer survivors, caregivers and providers in New Mexico. She also has a background in journalism, with experience at National Public Radio member stations, Bloomberg Television in Washington, DC and the Childhood Matters radio show in Oakland, CA.
A native New Mexican, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New Mexico State University and Masters of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband and rescue dog Koko, and is a proud auntie to two young nieces.