notes from Amy
Are you ready for Election Day on November 8? Do you have a plan to vote? Do you know where to go?
By now, most of you are probably done with the sound-bites, talking heads, and attack ads surrounding the presidential election.
But please – PLEASE – don’t let this turn you off from political and civic engagement, particularly in your own community.
As advocates for young children and families, we know the importance of engaging elected officials at the state and local levels. All politics is local --so it is important for young children and their needs to be high on the priority list of school committee members, city councilors, mayors, and state legislators.
Recent polls show that voters of all political stripes strongly support public investments in high-quality early education, both here in Massachusetts and nationally.
But support does not always translate into action.
Leveling the playing field for all young children will not happen without increased attention to early learning from our elected officials at every level of government.
So please vote this year. And, pay attention to local and state races as well as the presidential race. There are many ways to engage candidates on the issue of early education and care, visit our election webpage for more information.
Join us in our effort, and thank you for your continued advocacy.