SCAN is building Community Action Teams (CAT’s) in communities across the country to educate the public and inspire action on the issues that matter most to kids. Each CAT has four committees that work together to support local, state and federal campaigns. You can play an important role in giving children a voice in the U.S. political system by volunteering 3-5 hours per month as a committee member.
Below is a brief description of each committee and examples of the activities they organize in their local communities.
Communications: Raises public awareness and amplifies SCAN’s messages on kids’ issues.
- Write letters-to-the-editor or op-eds
- Spread the word through social media
- Speak with local press
- Take great photos at local events
Legislative: Engages elected officials around our priority campaigns for kids.
- Call, email, or write letters to your elected officials
- Engage elected officials at town hall meetings or other public events
- Attend meetings with elected officials to talk with them about kids’ issues
- Collect and deliver petition signatures
Outreach: Educates members of the community and recruits them to volunteer with SCAN.
- Staff an informational booth at public events
- Plan and attend local SCAN events
- Recruit friends, family, and community members to volunteer with SCAN
Voter Engagement: Ensures voters are educated on how local elections impact kids.
- Knock on doors during key electoral campaigns
- Make calls to voters in target districts
- Attend candidate events and ask how they plan to invest in kids
Sign up now to join a committee in your community!