We’re Mobilizing New Mexicans to Be the Voice for Kids
New Mexico citizens overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
In 2022, we worked with coalition partners, early educators and parents to increase funding in the state budget for the Early Childhood Education and Care Department by $205 million. As a result, the state could create 735 new preschool slots, provide 800 home visiting slots for infants, and expose 7,000 preschoolers to early literacy programming. We also helped secure $24 million through the Food, Farm, and Hunger Initiative to ensure more New Mexican families will have nutritious food to eat.
We’re committed to ensuring all of New Mexico’s children succeed in school and life.
Our Election Victories for Kids
SCAN praises the reelection of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the passage of Constitutional Amendment #1.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was key to ensuring funding for permanently funding early childhood educator wages and expanding child care affordability for working families. Send a thank you message today!
Advocacy in New Mexico
Learn about our work in New Mexico.
New Mexico in the News
The Albuquerque Journal highlights the endorsement of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s reelection by Save the Children Action Network.
Bidii Baby Foods recently gained national recognition from the Rural Child Hunger Research and Innovation Lab with a $100,000 grant. The agricultural cooperative on the Navajo Nation plans to use the grant to support its mission to have a world where traditional Indigenous foods are accessible in early childhood and beyond. It will also go toward developing food access programming that will support Navajo Nation families.
Save the Children Action Network New Mexico IE Committee dedicated resources, led multi-faceted reelection campaign effort in support of Governor November 8, 2022 – Save the Children Action Network, the leading political voice for children, released the following statement on …
Brady (they/them) is a radical queer community organizer and activist located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have organized around multiple issues, but most recently in reproductive health, rights, and justice campaigns across New Mexico.
Brady will be graduating in May 2023 with a BA in American Studies & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of New Mexico. They are excited to continue their organizing work with SCAN and ensure all people (including children) have the resources and support to live successful lives.
New Mexico Senior Associate Family Engagement
Pamela has dedicated her career to working with children and families. She’s been part of several state and non-profit organizations where she focused on providing children and families with connections in the community, resources to meet individualized needs and assisting them in building a strong voice to advocate for themselves.
Pamela is Family Studies graduate from UNM and Social Work graduate from NMSU. A proud parent, she lives in Sunland Park and is excited to begin organizing and advocating in the county she grew up in to create change.