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Garner: Education is not equal

Jennifer Garner thinks it is critical that all four year olds attend preschool.

The 41-year-old mother of three visited Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill on Wednesday to support a federal bill for preschool expansion.

Jennifer, a Save the Children ambassador, aided politicians in pitching the proposed legislation, which would make preschool available to the poorest American youth.

“This is important to me because the playing field for kids in America is not equal,” she told CNN.

“And I’ve travelled around the country with Save the Children, going into homes and seeing the way that kids are growing up – there are 16 million kids growing up in poverty in America. And without starting from the very beginning and getting an earlier start on their education, they have very little chance of catching up….”

Jennifer’s political advocacy has been successful in the past, as she helped pass a California law that shields children from paparazzi.

The new rule will go into effect in January, but the Dallas Buyers Club actress sees good reason for it to be enforced pronto.

“I’m looking forward to January 1st, when the law will go into effect, but no, so far I haven’t seen a bit of difference,” Jennifer noted.

“The threat of it is not enough. There are ten cars outside my house every single morning.”

Halle Berry recently said she was “forever in awe” of Jennifer and Adele for helping pass the anti-paparazzi bill.

"I am forever in awe of the support I got within my community from the enormously talented musician Adele to fellow actor Jennifer Garner who travelled with me to Sacramento to share her children's stories, experience and her desire to give them a better life," the star said in a statement.

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