We want to welcome the New Mexico State Legislature to the new legislative session and make sure they keep important kids issues like child care and early childhood education on the table. All kids deserve a strong start in life.
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.
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, many of the nation’s newly elected governors are following through with budget proposals that include money to support children from cradle to school entry.
New Mexico’s long-term economic growth depends upon our ability to educate our children well and prepare them for college and successful careers. Education is key to economic development. It can break the cycle of poverty in families and communities and produce the dynamic, innovative and skilled workforce that an economy needs to thrive.
Funding Pre-K has been a hot topic at the Roundhouse. While everyone agrees something needs to be done, there's a big debate over where that funding should come from.
Now, a TV ad is putting pressure on legislators by encouraging the public to text their lawmakers about funding PreK.
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.