The 2020 election is over, resulting in new and returning elected officials at every level of government who will make decisions that directly impact the future development and well-being of our state’s young children and families.
You made your voices heard by voting. Now, the policymakers that voters have elected have an opportunity and an obligation to strengthen the state’s early childhood system infrastructure and make sure that all children and families – regardless of race, income, or zip code – have access to policies, programs, and budgets that support their healthy development, early learning, and future success in school and in life.
Making sure that this happens is up to all of us. Young children are counting on us to be their champions!
We know there’s a lot of work ahead of us, and we will need all hands on deck to keep fighting for the support that’s so desperately needed for young children, their families, their educators, and our early childhood system at large. The next few months are a critical window to build relationships with your elected officials before they start their term. Get to know them, tell them about the issues that matter to you, share resources, and tell them to make the potential of every child their top priority in the next session.
We’ve created some new resources to help you do that! By working together, sharing stories about what’s happening in communities across the state, and making your voices heard, we know that we can build more policymakers into early childhood champions and keep making an impact for children and families.
- Election results webinar presentation / webinar recording
- 2020 Election Results Handout
- Email template for winning candidates
- Contact information for new and returning state legislators
Although the election may be over, the information from our 2020 Electoral Advocacy Toolkit can still come in handy and be used with the winning candidates! Be sure to check it out for key facts about young children and families, talking points, sample questions for policymakers, templates, and more.