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Child Advocates Call on Governors to Oppose Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

| February 24, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC) – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) President Bruce Lesley warns in an open letter to


240+ Organizations Support Preserving Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth

| February 17, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid discussions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, children and health advocates urged Congress to not forget that the


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Senate Reintroduces Bipartisan “Bridge Act” to Protect Immigrant Youth

| January 18, 2017 |

(January 18, 2017) – Senators Graham (SC) and Durbin (IL), and Representatives Gutiérrez (IL-4) and Coffman (CO-26) reintroduced legislation last week, which would continue


Dismantling of ACA Violates “Do No Harm” Policy for Kids

| January 13, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the early hours of Thursday morning, the U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution, the first step in the process of


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


Advocates Call on New Administration to Set a Child Poverty Target in 2017

| December 22, 2016 |

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Contact: Meg Biallas, (202) 657-0664 megb@firstfocus.org Washington – A coalition of child advocates is calling on the


Who are the Real Champions for Children?

| December 22, 2016 |

The Hill 12/21/16 By Bruce Lesley In “Senators owe vulnerable kids real debate, floor votes” by John Kelly and Daniel Heimpel (Dec. 14), they correctly highlight


While State Focuses on Adult Homelessness, Homeless Youth on the Rise

| December 16, 2016 |

WNPR Connecticut 12/16/16 By David Desroches Homelessness among children and youth in Connecticut has increased by over 11 percent since 2012, according to new data


National Report Shows Rise in Homeless Student Numbers

| December 16, 2016 |

News and Sentinel 12/16/16 By Michael Erb PARKERSBURG — While nationally many states are seeing an increase in the number of homeless students, locally