Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday joined members of the state legislature for a ceremonial signing of a bill that, after months of negotiations, will force the state to spend down much of its more than $700 million reserve of unused federal grants intended to help poor working families.
We’re Empowering Tennesseans to Be the Voice for Kids
Tennesseans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
Kids have really struggled since the onset of the pandemic. Due to widespread school and childcare closures, countless children have missed out on crucial early learning opportunities and, in many cases, haven’t had their basic nutritional needs met.
One year after COVID-19 took hold in the U.S., we see light on the horizon, and it looks like things could finally be aligning for Tennessee’s most vulnerable families.
Tell your members of Congress – the American Families Plan will transform the opportunities we give kids in the US to get a strong start in life while also boosting the economy!
Courtney is the Tennessee Manager for SCAN. Prior to joining SCAN, she served as the Director of the Victory Campaign Board at the LGBTQ Victory Fund where she worked to elect LGBTQ people to public office across the country. Prior to her work at Victory Fund, Courtney served as the Manager of Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, & Policy at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Courtney advocated on behalf of LGBTQ-owned businesses and managed relationships with NGLCC’s 45 affiliate chambers.
She received a Master’s in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in International Relations from Rhodes College in Memphis. Courtney grew up in Middle Tennessee and lives in Nashville.