We want to welcome the Vermont 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 Citizens in Vermont to Be the Voice for Kids
Vermonters 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.
SCAN Supported House Speaker Mitzi Johnson
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All kids deserve an equal chance to succeed. Investing in them means investing in Vermont’s economy and its future. The potential to forge compromise and achieve meaningful progress this legislative session is real. The time to act is now.
The CEO of the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Mark Kennedy Shriver, and longtime child advocate and actor Jennifer Garner commended the tripartisan focus in Vermont on increasing access to high-quality, affordable child care for all families who need it.
The Hollywood star read to pre-schoolers and praised Vermont lawmakers for their tri-partisan approach to early childhood learning.
Associate Director of Mobilization
Mike Salamon came to Save the Children Action Network in 2015 with over a decade of experience in foreign policy, international development, and grassroots advocacy, most recently as Senior Organizer for American Jewish World Service. Mike has previously worked for several organizations in Washington, DC including The ONE Campaign, the New Democrat Network, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Truman National Security Project, and U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida. He was also a Fellow with the Managing the Fear Factor project at the U.S. in the World Initiative.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mike has earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University. In his personal life, Mike is married to a 3rd grade teacher in the DC Public School system, has two young sons, and is an animal lover and proud owner of a dog and a cat.