We’re Mobilizing Iowans to Be the Voice for Kids

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

In 2022, we worked with coalition partners to oppose legislation that will reduce child care quality. We trained advocates to speak directly to the media, elevating the issue in the state.

While this harmful bill passed, SCAN and our partners successfully advocated to remove the worst measures.

We’re training everyday Iowans to be the voice for kids.

Join us to help all children in Iowa succeed in school and life.


Our Elections Work

SCAN applauds the reelection of this slate of bipartisan champions for early childhood education.

Sarah Trone Garriott (D)
for Iowa State Senate District 14

Megan Jones (R)
for Iowa State House District 6

Jon Dunwell (R)
for Iowa State House District 38

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Iowa In the News

The Gazette

No child should go without food

I just returned from Washington, D.C. where I was joined by nearly 200 fellow advocates to attend Save the Children Action Network’s annual Advocacy Summit. After such a long and difficult period — especially for kids and families — it was inspiring to be surrounded by such dedicated change-makers. During the summit, we discussed a wide range of issues affecting the livelihoods of kids and families in the U.S. and abroad — like child hunger.

LTE: Eminent domain for private profits would be wrong

The legacy of our family farm began when our father purchased our “home place” after returning from World War II in 1947. Everything our parents and we, their children did, was to improve and nurture the Iowa farmland we love. Our parents instilled in all of us to be the best stewards of our precious farmland.

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State Leadership

E.J. Wallace

E.J. Wallace
Advisor, State and Electoral Campaigns

E.J. Wallace brings a deep passion for social justice and community engagement to the SCAN team, fueled by his family and faith. He began his interest in advocacy and community organizing at Drake University in Des Moines, where he studied Sociology and volunteered with various community based organizations.

From 2010 to 2014, E.J. was a community organizer with the hotel workers union, UNITE HERE! in Honolulu, Hawai’i. In this role, he worked with hotel workers and community allies to use their collective voices to make positive, lasting change that benefited their entire community.

E.J. is an Iowa native, and is excited to work in his home state, mobilizing Iowans to hold policy makers accountable to children and families.

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