Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is supporting Seattle, WA’s Proposition, the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy! Prop 1 will expand the successful Seattle Preschool Program by 1,000 new slots annually, providing high-quality preschool to kids at no or low cost.
We’re Empowering Citizens of Washington to Be the Voice for Kids
The voters in Washington state overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
When the Seattle City Council began exploring a tax on sweetened beverages in early 2017, we immediately
mobilized a successful campaign to ensure that resulting revenue would support early learning programs.
We also mobilized our online supporters to support expanded funding for the Washington Early Childhood
Education and Assistance Program and Working Connections Child Care subsidies, which will help more
families keep or get access to high-quality early learning programs.
Now that we know who will represent us in Congress, we need to ensure that they make investing in high-quality early childhood education a priority. Programs like preschool, high-quality child care and voluntary home visiting transform children’s lives.
Washington in the News
Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) CEO Mark Shriver tonight congratulated Seattle voters for approving Proposition 1, the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, which will invest in education from cradle to career.
“The best way to invest in Seattle’s future is voting “yes” on Proposition 1 for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, which would invest in education from cradle to career.
In the last midterm election, only 37 percent of eligible voters in our state participated in the election. We must do better. Our vote not only affects our lives, but the lives of many people living in Washington who can’t vote — namely, children.
Government Relations Manager, Washington
Mackenzie works to expand access to high quality early education and care for children in Washington through state and local advocacy. After spending years working on diverse policies, Mackenzie is thrilled to be focusing full-time on high quality early learning that prepares children to thrive in school and life.
Before joining the team at Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Mackenzie worked as an Early Learning Policy Associate at Children’s Alliance. She also spent over four years working as a Communications Director and Research Analyst at the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where she worked on policies ranging from capital infrastructure to grant programs for economically disadvantaged schools.
Mackenzie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Boston, Massachusetts to get a B.A. from Northeastern University. She now resides in beautiful Seattle, Washington.