Letter to Federal Leaders regarding Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food Package

May 14, 2014
By Meghan Mack

Letter to Federal Leaders regarding Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Food PackageOn March 21, 2014 First Focus Campaign for Children joined national partners to send letters to Congressional leaders and Secretary Tom Vilsack of the United States Department of Agriculture regarding the WIC food package and the release of the Final Rule on Revisions to the WIC Food Packages.

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Supporting the Strong Start for America's Children Act

May 13, 2014
By Kevin Lindsey

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Supporting the Strong Start for America's Children ActThis letter, sent to members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 13, 2014, urges them to vote to pass the Strong Start for America’s Children Act (S. 1697) out of committee with no significant changes. The letter outlines the numerous ways the bill would benefit children, why the federal government should invest in early education now, and important provisions of the legislation that should remain unchanged.

Letter to Congress on the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act

May 8, 2014

Letter to Congress on the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools ActFirst Focus Campaign for Children sent this letter to all offices in the House of Representatives on May 8th, 2014, in advance of floor consideration of the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R.10). While we are encouraged to see the bipartisan work in the House of Representatives on behalf of children, this bill can be greatly improved to improve educational outcomes for children.

At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act Letter

May 8, 2014
By Rricha Mathur

At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act LetterThe At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act would ensure that that program eligibility for youth enrolled in a Medicaid program prior to incarceration is not terminated upon entering a residential facility. This bill proposes “suspending” coverage so that upon release, eligibility benefits can be restored to youth. 70% of youth in the juvenile system suffer from a mental disorder and have a higher than average rate of substance abuse. It is vital that they have access to healthcare upon release to reduce their chance of recidivism.