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House amendment would fund landmark child poverty study

| June 24, 2015 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children applauded today Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) for offering an amendment to a


160 leading child welfare advocates urge Congress to adopt President Obama’s proposals

| June 1, 2015 |

Washington – A letter sent today by 160 leading children’s advocacy organizations urges Congress to support President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 proposed investments


Saying No to the Slog

| May 26, 2015 |

National Journal Magazine By Nora Caplan-Bricker When Alex Wirth was a freshman at Harvard, he became smitten with the idea of creating a presidential


Bill Offers Proven Plan on Child Poverty

| May 19, 2015 |

  Washington – The bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children today endorsed legislation to set a national target date for the


A federal focus on prevention would help in Minnesota

| May 18, 2015 |

Minneapolis Star Tribune By Bruce Lesley Yes, progress on child abuse and neglect will require real investments (“Better child protection is going to cost,”


Legislature’s shortsighted decision will have terrible consequences

| May 15, 2015 |

St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Bruce Lesley You rightly observed (“Sleep safer,” May 11) that Missouri’s Legislature acted this month to protect kids from one


Count misses most homeless kids

| May 15, 2015 |

Wichita Eagle By Bruce Lesley It’s encouraging that Wichita is making progress on homelessness (“Yearly count finds 11% fewer homeless in city,” May 6


Letters on homeless kids, absent fathers, Deflategate

| May 14, 2015 |

The Wichita Eagle By Bruce Lesley It’s encouraging that Wichita is making progress on homelessness (“Yearly count finds 11% fewer homeless in city,” May


Fixing Foster Funding

| May 14, 2015 |

Philadelphia Inquirer With high caseloads, foster family shortfalls, and flat funding, it’s no surprise that Philadelphia’s child-welfare agency seems strained (“DHS tells Council: We’re


Reform foster funding

| May 14, 2015 |

Lincoln Journal-Star By Bruce Lesley It’s ironic that child abuse prevention legislation was vetoed (“Senator considering options on veto override on child welfare bill,”