Sen. Dickerson and Rep. Williams Receive State Champion for Children Award

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Nashville, Tenn. (June 9, 2018) – Tennessee state Senator Steven Dickerson (R-20) and House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-42) received the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) State Champion for Children Award in Nashville today.

Williams accepted the award in person at SCAN’s Tennessee State Advocacy Summit.

“We are grateful to Senator Dickerson and Representative Williams for their efforts to increase funding for home visiting programs in Tennessee,” said Kris Perry, President of SCAN. “Without access to high-quality early childhood education, including child care and home visiting, children often fall behind and struggle to catch up. We are honored to present this award to these leaders and look forward to continuing our work with them to make sure all children in Tennessee have the opportunity to succeed.”

More than 45 advocates from across the Volunteer State attended the event.

SCAN has worked in Tennessee since 2017 to expand access to high-quality early childhood education in the U.S. and end preventable deaths of mothers and children around the world.

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