We’re Empowering Illinoisans to Be the Voice for Kids

Illinoisans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.

This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Learn how we’re investing in Illinois’ future. 


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Illinois Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Kids

“I applaud Governor Pritzker for being a steadfast champion for children, and thank our policymakers for prioritizing kids and families during this year’s legislative session,” said John Gaudette, Illinois State Manager for Save the Children Action Network. Washington, D.C. (April …


State Leadership

Courtney Mott
Sr. Director, State & Electoral Campaigns, Heartland
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Courtney joined SCAN in 2019 as the Tennessee State Manager before moving into a regional role as Sr. Director of State & Electoral Campaigns for the Heartland. Prior to joining SCAN, she served as Director of the Victory Campaign Board at the LGBTQ+ Victory Fund where she worked to elect LGBTQ people to public office across the country. Prior to her work at Victory Fund, Courtney served as Manager of Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, & Policy at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Courtney advocated on behalf of LGBTQ-owned businesses at the state and federal level. She received a Master’s in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in International Relations from Rhodes College in Memphis. Courtney grew up in Middle Tennessee and lives in Nashville.

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