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Jennifer Garner has called on Congress to do more to support early childhood education.

The actress testified Thursday on Capitol Hill in support of education programs for preschoolers in poverty-stricken areas. Garner recalled growing up in West Virginia around children in poverty. She told lawmakers that she “couldn’t stand up for them back then, but I can stand up for their families now.”

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She says by investing in early childhood education programs, like Head Start, “we can intervene in these children’s lives in time to make a difference.”


Garner, a mother of three, testified before a House subcommittee on behalf of child advocacy group Save the Children. Garner is a member of the organization’s board of trustees.

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