New Mexico

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 Legislative Victories for Kids

SCAN achieved big wins in the 2024 Legislative Session

Overview of 2024 Legislative Session:

Led the 2024 NM Child Care Lobby Day with 12 partners and 200 attendees.

Sent 173 Messages to lawmakers.

Delivered nearly 200 postcards to legislators.

Made over 250 calls.

Read more about our victory here

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New Mexico in the News

The Albuquerque Journal highlights the endorsement of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s reelection by Save the Children Action Network. 

Expanded child care assistance offers parents a lifeline

Santa Fe New Mexican
February 18, 2023

As working parents, we should not have to sacrifice our careers or our children’s well-being to make ends meet. The expanded child care assistance program in New Mexico has been a game-changer.

State Leadership

Brady Steele
New Mexico State Manager

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.

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Pamela Muñoz
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. 

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