Save the Children Action Network Applauds Governor Edwards’ Emphasis on Early Childhood Education in Inaugural Address

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Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2020) – In his second inaugural address, Governor Edwards spoke of “a mounting wave of optimism sweeping through the state” and touched upon his dedication to Louisiana’s children, as evidenced by the recent $20 million public investment in early childhood education.

“I congratulate Governor Edwards on his inauguration, and applaud his keen commitment to Louisiana’s kids,” said Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), a non-profit advocacy organization that campaigns in support of high-quality early education and care. “As Governor Edwards highlighted in his address, investing in children is of paramount importance.”

“I share Governor Edwards’ eagerness to bridge the political divide so that issues facing Louisiana, and our nation, can be better solved, particularly those crucial to children. Early childhood education is a bipartisan issue that each and every person in Louisiana can rally around,” Shriver continued.

SCAN looks forward to growing its network of committed activists in the Pelican State and joining the Ready Louisiana Coalition in advocating to ensure every child has access to high-quality early learning.


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