Save the Children Action Network Endorses Liz Mathis in Iowa State Senate Race

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Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2016) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) today announced its endorsement of Democratic state Senator Liz Mathis in her re-election for Senate District 34 in the Nov. 8 Iowa state Senate race.

“We are proud to endorse Liz Mathis, who will continue to work hard to make sure more kids in Iowa have the chance to attend high-quality early education programs if she is re-elected,” said Mark Shriver, president of SCAN. “I encourage Iowa’s voters to support candidates like Liz Mathis who are staunch supporters of early learning. A strong champion for kids in Cedar Rapids and across the state, she understands that high-quality early learning programs give children what they need to thrive in school and life, as well as improve the state’s economy. Liz Mathis knows that our future depends on our children.”

“It is ultimately the responsibility of parents to raise and instruct their children, but early education can assist families, particularly those facing tough times, so that children have an equal opportunity to succeed in life,” said Shriver. “The Hawkeye State needs leaders in the State House who are committed to prioritizing expanding access to high-quality early childhood education if they are elected.”

SCAN also endorsed Representative Zach Nunn (R-House District 30) in his race for the state House of Representatives.

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