GOVERNOR POLIS: “SCAN’s advocacy throughout the Proposition EE campaign was absolutely vital to its success.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Suzanne Arnold, [email protected], (609) 610-4957 (M)
Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2020) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) applauds the Colorado electorate for voting for kids during yesterday’s election by passing Proposition EE. The overwhelming passage of Proposition EE is a historic moment for Colorado and an unprecedented opportunity for Colorado’s kids, providing free, voluntary access to at least 10 hours of preschool per week to all Colorado four-year-olds, beginning in 2023.
“Yesterday, Colorado voters helped make Colorado a national leader in early childhood education, and I applaud them for prioritizing kids in such a momentous way. I also commend Governor Polis and the Colorado General Assembly for their bipartisan commitment to ensuring Proposition EE had a place on yesterday’s ballot,” said Mark Shriver, President of SCAN. “SCAN – together with our nearly 10,000 incredibly dedicated advocates in Colorado – is proud to have contributed to the successful passage Proposition EE, which will not only brighten the futures of thousands of children, but also the future of Colorado as a state.”
Since the start of the Proposition EE campaign, SCAN:
- educated nearly 600 Coloradans on Proposition EE and the crucial importance of early childhood education, particularly universal preschool, through trainings, presentations and other engagement activities;
- published 10 op-eds and letters to the editor in support of Proposition EE;
- reached more than 40,000 Colorado voters through sending postcards, action alerts and text messages encouraging voters to support Proposition EE;
- created videos in support of Proposition EE, featuring Colorado early childhood education advocates and Save the Children trustee and ambassador, Jennifer Garner;
- and ran 10 digital ads in support of Proposition EE, reaching nearly one million Coloradans.
“SCAN’s advocacy throughout the Proposition EE campaign was absolutely vital to its success. Now, each and every Colorado four-year-old will have the incredible opportunity to attend preschool and reap the life-long benefits early learning provides,” said Colorado Governor, Jared Polis. “I thank SCAN for its continued and unwavering commitment to ensuring the absolute best for Colorado’s kids, and look forward to all that’s to come.”
SCAN will continue to work closely with a broad, bipartisan coalition of early education advocates to ensure Colorado’s children have every opportunity to learn and thrive.
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Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) was created in 2014 as the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, to be the political voice for kids. We work to ensure that the issues critical to children’s lives and futures are given top priority by our elected leaders, building bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life.