Press Release

Contact: Madeline Daniels
Phone: (202) 657-0664
Email: madelined@firstfocus.net
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Advisory: House Members Introduce Resolution Calling for Children’s Bill of Rights

Child Rights

WASHINGTON  On Friday, October 9, Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA) and Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) will introduce a resolution calling for the United States to adopt a Children’s Bill of Rights.  The United States stands alone as the only nation not to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and lacks a comprehensive framework governing the rights of children.  This is a step in changing that.

Reps. Bass, Chu and Gutiérrez will be joined by Washington area school children, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley, and other advocates who have been fighting for clear policies and platforms that address the rights of children (Background on Children’s Bill of Rights from First Focus Campaign for Children).

 

Press Conference Details

 

WHO:                        

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)

Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus Campaign for Children

 

WHEN:

9:00 am | Friday, October 9, 2015

 

WHERE:

234 Cannon House Office Building

 

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