Press Releases

Save the Children and SCAN Applaud House Appropriations Committee Approval of Department of State and Foreign Operations Funding Proposal

On July 9, the House Appropriations Committee advanced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Department of State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations bill, after the bill received unanimous support at the Subcommittee level. The bill includes funding for critical programs serving vulnerable children throughout the world, including those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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SCAN Urges New Mexico Lawmakers to Protect Early Childhood Trust Fund

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) together with its 4,500 advocates in New Mexico are urging local policymakers to protect the Early Childhood Trust Fund during the upcoming special session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Legislature made early childhood education a top priority with the creation of this first-of-its-kind $320 million fund which would ensure vital early childhood education programs have funding now and in the future.

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Proposed Changes to Asylum Rules Harmful to Children & Families

The administration’s new proposed asylum regulations will make it nearly impossible for families fleeing violence and danger to seek safety and asylum in the United States. Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) are urging the public to use their voice and speak out against these egregious changes by submitting a comment to the administration.

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Save the Children Action Network Statement on Racial Injustice

SCAN mourns the tragic, senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis and the countless others who have lost their lives due to unrelenting racial injustices. We believe no child should grow up in fear that they themselves, their parents, uncles, aunts, siblings and friends could be killed because of the color of their skin.

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Families in ICE Detention Forced to Make Impossible Decision During COVID-19 Pandemic: Indefinite Detention or Family Separation

The administration’s implementation of a “binary choice” policy at three U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Family Detention Centers is forcing parents to make a devastating and impossible choice – to remain in detention indefinitely with their children or to surrender their kids to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) are urging Members of Congress and the Trump administration to prioritize children and act in their best interest by putting an immediate end to this harmful policy.

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SCAN Applauds Senators Ernst and Loeffler for Leading on $25 Billion Relief Funding for Child Care Industry

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) applauds Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for introducing a Senate resolution that calls for $25 billion in child care relief funding. The senators correctly note that $25 billion is necessary to cover losses to the child care industry, which has greatly suffered due to extended closures brought on by COVID-19. Without these needed funds, thousands of child care providers face permanent closure and the American economy will not be able to restart.

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Save the Children Action Network Statement on Indefinite U.S. Border Closure

Save the Children Senior Vice President for U.S. Programs & Advocacy and Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver today expressed his deep concern about the indefinite closure of the U.S. border to asylum seekers as put into effect last night by an order of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) Applauds Congress for Passing COVID-19 Relief Bill, Providing Temporary Support for the Child Care Industry

SCAN applauds its allies in Congress for including $3.5 billion in funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant and $750 million for Head Start in the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. In addition, child care providers will be able to access Small Business Administration loans which can be forgiven if used to pay wages, utilities and rent or mortgage costs.

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