Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2022) – Save the Children Action Network applauds the Kentucky state legislature for including funding for full-day kindergarten in the state budget, signed today by Governor Beshear. Currently, while the majority of school districts offer full-day kindergarten, …
We’re Empowering Kentuckians to Be the Voice for Kids
Kentucky citizens 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.
In June, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed a crowd of Guatemalans and told them “do not come” to the U.S. I was disappointed, but not surprised. Too many of our elected officials — Republican and Democrat alike — have a fundamental misunderstanding about immigration: that immigrants who come here undocumented are making an easy choice. For my family, and so many others, there was no choice, and it certainly wasn’t easy. If we hadn’t fled our native countries, we’d be dead.
It’s crucial that we let our leaders know that using tax dollars to ensure every family can send their children to high-quality care providers creates better outcomes for working families and kids.
Omar Salinas Chacon
Omar joined SCAN in July 2021. He came from working as a researcher at the National Association for State Procurement Officials (NASPO). He has advocacy experience with immigration and LGBT+ issues with the ACLU of Kentucky where he serves as a board member. When not volunteering, Omar enjoys restoring furniture and hanging out with friends over a nice dinner.