Candidates for Kids

SCAN has been asking candidates from competitive Congressional races across the country to share their perspective and policy solutions on critical children’s issues, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidate responses will be added continuously, so be sure to check back and keep an eye out for the candidates from your state or district!

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Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC)

“This pandemic has shown light on the importance of child care as well as the significant underinvestment in this critical piece of infrastructure.”


Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA)

“Our child care providers are essential workforce.”


Rep. Deb Haaland (NM)

“If we’re going to get serious about ending the cycles of poverty in New Mexico and around the country, we need to invest in universal child care.”


Jon Hoadley (MI)

“[High-quality] child care is a vital part of our way forward as a nation.”


Hillary Scholten (MI)

“High-quality child care promotes learning and development and has significant impact on children’s preparedness.”


Rep. Kim Schrier (WA)

“Our economy is really anchored down because of the lack of affordable child care.”


David Young (IA)

“I think you specifically need to address child care through the child code.”