WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) today announced its endorsement of Colin Van Ostern in the Nov. 8 New Hampshire gubernatorial race, as well as seven other candidates in state legislative races in New Hampshire, Washington and Iowa.
"We are proud to endorse these candidates from both parties who will each work hard to make sure kids in New Hampshire, Washington and Iowa have the chance to attend high-quality early education programs, ensuring that they receive a strong start in life," said Mark Shriver, president of SCAN. "I encourage voters in these states to support candidates who will invest in kids and understand that high-quality early learning is a key component to improve a state's economy. It is ultimately the responsibility of parents to raise and instruct their children, but early education can assist families, particularly those facing tough times, so that all children have an equal opportunity to succeed in life."
SCAN is engaged in a bipartisan way in state races, endorsing the following candidates and using independent expenditures to reach out to voters to highlight each candidate's support for early childhood education:
New Hampshire: Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D-NH) State Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Senate District 03) Former state Sen. Peggy Gilmour (D-Senate District 12)
Washington: State Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Senate District 41) State Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-House District 32) State Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-House District 28)
Iowa: State Sen. Liz Mathis (D-Senate District 34) State Rep. Zach Nunn (R-House District 30)
Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. That's why we're building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child around the globe dies from a preventable disease or illness. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids from birth to age five survive and thrive. Follow us on Twitterand Facebook.