Save the Children Action Network Applauds New Orleans for Voting ‘Yes’ for Kids

Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2022) Save the Children Action Network applauds New Orleans voters for passing the Early Childhood Education and Care Proposition.  This proposition will help New Orleans’ families have improved access to high-quality early childhood education and better prepare New Orleans kids for kindergarten.

“Today is a huge win for kids, families and the entire City of New Orleans,” said Scott Tippett, Louisiana State Manager for Save the Children Action Network. “This proposition will not only ensure kids have the best possible start in life, but also enable parents to re-enter or join the workforce knowing their children are in safe, nurturing environments. This proposition will undoubtedly help us – kids, families, the workforce and economy – emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.”

To mobilize support, Save the Children Action Network advocates hosted events, made hundreds of phone calls, participated in text banks and joined coalition partners’ outreach efforts in neighborhoods across the city, reaching thousands of voters.

“I’m incredibly proud of our dedicated advocates, coalition partners and the Yes for NOLA Kids campaign who made this victory possible. Their advocacy has been inspiring, and I cannot thank them enough,” continued Tippett. “Now, annually, up to 2,000 New Orleans children under the age of three will have access to high-quality early learning. And, that’s just one example. The benefits this proposition will yield will be far-reaching and I’m so excited to see what the future holds for New Orleans’ kids and families.

Save the Children Action Network will continue to mobilize on behalf of young children and families in Louisiana, and looks forward to continuing to work with coalition partners and local policymakers to ensure children get the best possible start in life.