Governors around the country have spoken — and we need your help to spread the word about their overwhelming support for early education.

Invest in US has compiled quotes from governors’ State of the State and budget addresses. The attached infographics showcase some of the best quotes. Over the next few weeks, please post, tweet and share these quotes and graphics to let your friends and colleagues know where your governor stands on early education.

At the White House Summit on Early Education, more than $1 billion in public and private investments was committed to develop and expand early childhood education programs across the country. Advocates, public officials, business leaders, policymakers, celebrities and philanthropists answered President Barack Obama’s call to build a stronger nation by investing in our greatest resource — our children.

Please join us in spreading the bipartisan support for early childhood education from diverse states around the country.

Sample Facebook Posts:

My governor [@_____] knows that when you invest in kids, you #investinus. Does your governor support #earlyed? See the list of supporters here. [insert graphic] [insert gov link]

Research shows that investing in a child’s early years – from birth to age five – can have a 7-10% return on every dollar invested. Governors around the country know that when we invest in #earlyed, we #investinus. Join them and pledge to support #earlyed in your community. [insert pledge link] [insert graphic]

Sample Tweets:

My [@___] supports #earlyed. Does yours? [insert graphic] [insert gov link] #investinus

US governors have announced support for #earlyed in their #SotS. Did yours? [insert gov link][insert graphic] #investinus

Thank you [@____] for supporting #earlyed! Join my gov & me & #investinus [insert pledge link] [insert graphic]

My governor [@____] knows that when you invest in #earlyed, you #investinus [insert graphic]

When your gov invests in #earlyed, they #investinus. Show your support: [insert pledge link] [insert graphic]

Sample State-Specific Tweets: 

.@GovPeterShumlin: #ECE grants secured “to help give our youngest Vermonters a strong start.”[insert graphic]

.@GovernorBentley wants to “be able to tell every parent in AL, there is a #prek classroom available for your child.” [insert graphic]

.@GovMalloyOffice: “We’ve put CT on a path toward universal #prek.” [insert graphic] #investinus

“Every Hoosier child deserves to start school ready to learn.” –@GovPenceIN [insert graphic] #investinus

.@GovSteveBeshear wants to cont. momentum “by adding accountability & transparency to all of our #ece facilities.” [insert graphic]

“We created over 29,000 new opportunities for young people in need to get pre-schooled.” –@onetoughnerd [insert graphic]

.@GovJayNixon investing in #prek “so that more children, regardless of circumstance, start K ready to learn.” [insert graphic]

“This year I will support doubling the funding for the #PreK Collaborative Program.” –@PhilBryantMS [insert graphic] #investinus

.@GovernorHassan knows the importance of being “able to find dependable #childcare and access to full-day K.”[insert graphic]

“We’ve more than doubled #prek funding, and I’m proposing more this year.” –@Gov_Martinez [insert graphic] #investinus

On #earlyed: “all of the studies say that the earlier you get them in, the better.” –@NYGovCuomo [insert graphic] #investinus

“We cannot wait until our students reach kindergarten to begin preparing them for success.” –@GovernorVA [insert graphic]

“Our most fundamental commitment needs to be to the very youngest Washingtonians.” –@GovInslee [insert graphic] #investinus

.@GovInslee: research shows that “children’s minds have a tremendous capacity for learning.” [insert graphic] #investinus

Governor Twitter Handles

Alabama: Gov. Robert Bentley, @GovernorBentley

Connecticut: Gov. Dan Malloy, @GovMalloyOffice

Delaware: Gov. Jack Markell, @GovernorMarkell

Georgia: Gov. Nathan Deal, @GovernorDeal

Indiana: Gov. Mike Pence, @GovPenceIN

Kentucky: Gov. Steve Beshear, @GovSteveBeshear

Michigan: Gov. Rick Snyder, @onetoughnerd

Minnesota: Gov. Mark Dayton, @GovMarkDayton

Missouri: Gov. Jay Nixon, @GovJayNixon

Mississippi: Gov. Phil Bryant, @PhilBryantMS

Montana: Gov. Steve Bullock, @GovernorBullock

Nevada: Gov. Brian Sandoval, @GovSandoval

New Hampshire: Gov. Maggie Hassan, @GovernorHassan

New Mexico: Gov. Susana Martinez, @Gov_Martinez

New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, @NYGovCuomo

Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin, @GovPeterShumlin

Virginia: Gov. Terry McAuliffe, @GovernorVA

Washington: Gov. Jay Inslee, @GovInslee