We want to welcome the New Mexico State Legislature to the new legislative session and make sure they keep important kids issues like child care and early childhood education on the table. All kids deserve a strong start in life.
We’re Empowering New Mexicans to Be the Voice for Kids
New Mexico 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.
Research shows that quality child care is critical because most of a child’s brain develops during the first five years of life.
Teton Saltes, a University of New Mexico redshirt junior offensive lineman and former Valley High standout felt right at home earlier this week when he spent a few days in the nation’s capital advocating for the Save the Children Action Network.
Save the Children Action Network CEO Mark Shriver today applauded New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state legislature for approving legislation establishing a Cabinet-level department to consolidate and oversee the state’s early childhood programs.
New Mexico Mobilization Manager
Lacey Daniell-Miller has more than a decade of experience dedicated to children and families, people with disabilities and public health. She most recently comes from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), where she spent six years building a highly trained, motivated grassroots volunteer network of cancer survivors, caregivers and providers in New Mexico. She also has a background in journalism, with experience at National Public Radio member stations, Bloomberg Television in Washington, DC and the Childhood Matters radio show in Oakland, CA.
A native New Mexican, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New Mexico State University and Masters of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband and rescue dog Koko, and is a proud auntie to two young nieces.