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Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2016) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) today announced its endorsement of Representative Zach Nunn, a Republican, in his re-election for House District 30 in the Nov. 8 Iowa House of Representatives race.
“We are proud to endorse Zach Nunn, who will work hard to make sure kids in Iowa have the chance to attend high-quality early education programs if he is re-elected. I encourage Iowa’s voters to support candidates like Zach Nunn who understand that high-quality early learning programs give children what they need to thrive in school and life,” said Mark Shriver, president of SCAN.
“As a fiscal conservative, Zach Nunn knows taxpayers shouldn’t have to fund programs that don’t achieve results,” said Shriver. “That’s why he supports an innovative and transparent funding idea called Pay for Success, which brings in private investments to help increase funding for critical programs like high-quality early childhood education. That will help Iowa further expand and improve successful initiatives like the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old 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 state Senator Liz Mathis (D-Senate District 34) in her race for the state Senate.
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