Release: Renowned National Advocate For Children Supports Aaron Lieberman For AZ Governor

Release
October 5, 2021
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Renowned National Advocate For Children Supports Aaron Lieberman For AZ Governor

 
 
 

PHOENIX - Today the Lieberman for Governor campaign released a full video featuring national champion for children, Tameka Henry, as she voiced her support for Aaron Lieberman. Tameka previously appeared in the launch video for Lieberman’s campaign. 

Tameka Henry is a mother of four and former Head Start parent whose experience with Head Start began as a parent at the Acelero Learning in 2007, the organization founded by Aaron Lieberman. Tameka is now a national advocate for children, whose work has impacted hundreds of thousands of families.

Asked why she is supporting Aaron Lieberman for Arizona Governor, Tameka said, “If it wasn't for Aaron my child wouldn’t be going to college, if it wasn’t for Aaron I wouldn’t have gone to college. Aaron sees the potential for people that they don’t even see in themselves. People talk about rising above and creating change, but Aaron has done it every moment of his life. I know that Aaron has what it takes to bring people together to get things done.” 

Tameka rose to become one of the most vocal advocates on the importance of Head Start, on continued funding, and closing the achievement gap. She is the board chair at Acelero Learning Clark County and is a former Policy Committee chair. 

Tameka has organized and led several advocacy events, including sending over 1,000 letters to Congress on behalf of Head Start families and speaking to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the benefits of the program. Her work in ECE advocacy earned her the Martin Luther King Diversity Award in Education presented by the College of Southern Nevada. Tameka is also an Ascend Ambassador with The Aspen Institute whose nationwide focus is on working with dual generations to move families beyond poverty. 

Tameka is a proud board member of the Region IX and National Head Start Associations, the Southern Nevada Association for the Education of the Young Child, and the Children's Advocacy Alliances Strong Start Committee. 

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Rep. Aaron Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, a social entrepreneur, and a candidate for Arizona Governor. After seeing first-hand the effectiveness and success of early childhood intervention programs, Aaron launched Jumpstart, a national nonprofit to ensure all children had the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.  To date, more than 50,000 college students have served, working with more than 100,000 children and earning over $200 million in scholarships through AmeriCorps. Later, he founded Acelero Learning to close the achievement gap for Head Start children. Impacting over 40,000 kids every day, children enrolled in Acelero’s programs make gains at nearly three times the national average. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife live in Phoenix, where they’re raising their two sons. Aaron’s daughter is studying history at Yale, his alma mater.
For more information, please visit aaron4az.com. Follow Aaron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram at @aaron4az.
 
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