We want to welcome the Vermont 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 Citizens in Vermont to Be the Voice for Kids
Vermonters 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.
Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner and Vermont Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson pose with children at a pre-K facility in Burlington after reading to them.
Save the Children Action Network Applauds Vermont House for Unanimous Approval of Child Care Legislation
Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) CEO Mark Shriver today applauded the Vermont House of Representatives for last week’s unanimous approval of H. 531, legislation that increases child care funding.
All kids deserve an equal chance to succeed. Investing in them means investing in Vermont’s economy and its future. The potential to forge compromise and achieve meaningful progress this legislative session is real. The time to act is now.
The CEO of the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Mark Kennedy Shriver, and longtime child advocate and actor Jennifer Garner commended the tripartisan focus in Vermont on increasing access to high-quality, affordable child care for all families who need it.
Samantha joined SCAN in 2018 following a year on tour with U2, first managing The ONE Campaign’s U2 partnership and most recently as the band’s environmental sustainability lead. Prior to road life, Sam worked on mobilization teams at Global Zero and The ONE Campaign. When not campaigning, you’ll most likely find Sam at a live music venue, listening to a podcast or with her 20+ houseplants.