notes from Amy
Voice matters, and the voices of early educators matter. Through our Eye on Early Education blog, we continue to share early educators’ stories in their own words:
Tatiana Roll and Shelby Holt in Boston, Melissa Perry in Salem, Shamica Dade in Springfield, and Mary Frances Kroyak in West Yarmouth.
Be sure to check out our post highlighting a parent voice, Tasheena M. Davis, from Springfield who shared her story at the Educare Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Telling your story is an important step in becoming the best advocate for children that you can be. Why do you advocate? And, for whom do you advocate? As comedian Michael Jr. explains, “When you know your ‘why,’ your ‘what’ will be more impactful.”
Think of your “why” this election season, and help us make young children and families a priority on the campaign trail.
Election day is Tuesday, November 6. The last day to register to vote is Wednesday, October 17. Our election webpage has fact sheets, voting links, and talking points for candidates and voters alike. If we want our elected officials (local, state, and federal) to prioritize high-quality early education and care, then we must tell them that it’s important to us, to our families, to our communities.
Click here to see which offices are on the ballot in November.
Consider reaching out to your candidates and telling them why supporting young children and families and ensuring high-quality early education matters to you.
Make sure you do some research on the three questions on the ballot before you get to the voting booth. Click here for more information about the questions on the ballot in Massachusetts.
Finally, please VOTE. Make a plan and commit to vote. Every. Vote. Counts. You can make a difference!