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America Speaks: Grow America Stronger with early childhood education

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SOURCE First Five Years Fund

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 17, 2014, the First Five Years Fund will release the results of a new bipartisan poll on early childhood education and host a bipartisan discussion, including Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, to analyze the political momentum behind early childhood policies. Following a year of unprecedented state expansions of early childhood programs, in red and blue states alike, this new and compelling data will document public attitudes on the demand for early childhood education.

Full event participants include:  

  • Kris Perry, Executive Director, First Five Years Fund
  • Jim Messina, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff; Campaign Manager for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign; and Co-chairman, Grow America Stronger
  • Kevin Madden, Former Senior Advisor to Governor Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign; and Executive Vice President, JDA Frontline
  • Libby Nelson, Education Reporter, Vox Media (moderator)

Following the panel discussion there will be a live Q&A session.

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. ET. Program: 9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m. ET

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

To RSVP for the live event, visit: http://ffyf.org/america-speaks/. For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Andrew Brenner: Andrew.Brenner@widmeyer.com or 202-884-7337.

The First Five Years Fund helps America achieve better results in education, health and economic productivity through investments in quality early childhood education programs for disadvantaged children. FFYF provides knowledge, data, and advocacy – persuading federal policymakers to make investments in the first five years of a child's life that create greater returns for all.

Press Contact:
Andrew Brenner
Andrew.Brenner@widmeyer.com 
202-884-7337

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