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Rekha Basu: Iowa families struggling to make ends meet can be ashamed to seek help

Panelists at a Save the Children Action Network conference in Nashville last weekend had been discussing the critical role of quality early education and nutrition in children’s development when a mother from southern Iowa raised her hand. A SCAN volunteer herself, she was there with other advocates, parents and teachers from across the region to bone up on advocacy skills ahead of the midterm elections.

Fairgoer highlights importance of civic engagement at Political Soapbox

More than a dozen of Iowa’s state and federal candidates take the stage at the Iowa State Fair, hoping to spread their message and gain support. Attracting thousands of Iowans across the state, many come to the fair for the food and fun. However, the foot long corn dog and cow made of butter isn’t the only entertainment the fair has to offer.

An Iowa tradition called the Political Soapbox gives Iowa’s 2022 political candidates a microphone, a stage and 20 minutes. Put on by the Des Moines Register, Iowans can stop by and listen to candidates pitch their agendas.

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Letter: Child care bill would benefit NH economy

Everyone in our community has been affected by COVID-19. However, as our nation tries to return to normalcy, we must reflect on how our state’s workforce will be impacted. Creating a robust system of child care will be essential to building an efficient economy. We need to get people back to work, and child care is one way to do that.


We care for child care

Many families in the U.S. live in child care deserts -- areas where it is nearly impossible to access quality care for their children. We must urge Congress to fix this and #Care4ChildCare.


2018 Campaign Prospectus

SCAN crafted this prospectus to help 2018 midterm election candidates of both parties amplify an agenda for early childhood, to help kids survive and thrive.

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2016 Annual Report

This report higlights Save the Children Action Network's efforts as the political voice for kids in 2016.