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Save the Children and SCAN Applaud House Appropriations Committee Approval of Department of State and Foreign Operations Funding Proposal
On July 9, the House Appropriations Committee advanced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Department of State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations bill, after the bill received unanimous support at the Subcommittee level. The bill includes funding for critical programs serving vulnerable children throughout the world, including those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) together with its 4,500 advocates in New Mexico are urging local policymakers to protect the Early Childhood Trust Fund during the upcoming special session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Legislature made early childhood education a top priority with the creation of this first-of-its-kind $320 million fund which would ensure vital early childhood education programs have funding now and in the future.
The administration’s new proposed asylum regulations will make it nearly impossible for families fleeing violence and danger to seek safety and asylum in the United States. Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) are urging the public to use their voice and speak out against these egregious changes by submitting a comment to the administration.
The COVID-19 public health crisis has been a wake-up call to the role of the child care industry in our lives. Child care is essential to America’s economic recovery.
Child care advocates in Washington State are warning that child care closures could have a domino effect on the entire state’s ability to get back to business, and fears persist on the quality of care parents may find.
Washington's child care industry was in a crisis long before this pandemic. The lack of access to, and affordability of, safe, high-quality child care has been harming our families and limiting our economic growth for far too long.
A new national poll by Save the Children Action Network found 87% of voters support providing enough federal assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak to make sure child care providers can pay their bills.
Deborah Merrill DePaoli is the South Carolina State Manager for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). This winter, she spoke with Erin Live on the Air about SCAN's work to help children in the U.S. and around the world survive and thrive.
Many families in the U.S. live in child care deserts -- areas where it is nearly impossible to access quality care for their children. We must urge Congress to fix this and #Care4ChildCare.
Child mortality rates have fallen by more than half, from 12.7 million under-5 deaths in 1990, to 5.6 million in 2016. U.S. leadership and foreign assistance played instrumental roles in this achievement, saving the lives of millions of children around the world.
SCAN crafted this prospectus to help 2018 midterm election candidates of both parties amplify an agenda for early childhood, to help kids survive and thrive.
This report higlights Save the Children Action Network's efforts as the political voice for kids in 2016.