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August 13, 2015

Nonprofit Aims to Make Pre-K Education a Top Campaign Issue

Through a political advocacy group formed last year, Save the Children has been pushing to make early-childhood education a prominent issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as in state and local elections, The Washington Post reports.

Mark Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network, says that despite his work at the 501(c)(3), people are not supporting early education at a level sufficient to elevate the issue as a national priority for voters. The group, which plans to spend about $16 million by the end of 2016, has a goal of identifying voters at the grass-roots level who can bring its message to politicians. It has not released the names of its donors.