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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2018) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) CEO Mark Shriver tonight congratulated Michelle Lujan Grisham for winning election as governor of New Mexico.
“This is a huge victory for kids,” Shriver said. “So much was at stake in this election. New Mexico schools are ranked 49th in the nation and pre-school enrollment is ranked 44th. New Mexico shouldn’t be lagging the country in early education, it should be leading it.”
Shriver said that Lujan Grisham’s plan to make universal access to Pre-K a reality for every New Mexico family is a change the state needs. “By investing in early childhood education, Gov.-elect Lujan Grisham will ensure a strong start for New Mexico’s children and a better future for the entire state.”
SCAN, a bipartisan organization that supports political candidates who prioritize access to and investments in high-quality early childhood education, endorsed Lujan Grisham and ran television and digital ads on her behalf. The group also sent mailers to targeted voters in New Mexico, all highlighting her support for early childhood education.
In 2019, SCAN staff will work to mobilize its grassroots advocates in New Mexico to turn her ambitious plan of universal access to preschool a reality.
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