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First Focus on Children is a bipartisan advocacy organization working to make children the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. With a dozen policy experts in the many areas that affect our nation’s 73 million children, First Focus on Children and our sister organization First Focus Campaign for Children offer thorough, bipartisan, achievable solutions to ensure the well-being of children in the U.S. and around the world.

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April 10, 2024
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Child Poverty
Speaking Of Kids: A Conversation with a Top Champion for Children, Representative Rosa DeLauro
In this episode, our hosts Bruce Lesley and Messellech “Selley” Looby chat with Representative Rosa…
April 10, 2024
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International Children
A Call To Action on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
April 10 is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). Today offers an opportunity to learn…
April 8, 2024
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Child Poverty
Messaging Memo: Centering Children at the Heart of the Child Tax Credit Debate
Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following messaging memo to supporters of the…
April 4, 2024
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Federal Budget & Tax
Letter of Opposition: S. 3798
Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, author of…
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April 3, 2024
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International Children
How did children fare in lastest global funding bill?
Congress has finally passed its last Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 funding bills, with welcome plus-ups…
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April 2, 2024
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Children’s Health
Nearly 5 million children have lost health care due to “unwinding”
More than  4.6 million children have lost Medicaid coverage due to the “unwinding” of health…
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March 27, 2024
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Child Care
Speaking Of Kids: A Conversation with the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MomsRising, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
In this episode, our hosts Bruce Lesley and Messellech “Selley” Looby chat with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner,…
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March 21, 2024
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Children’s Health
The Kid Angle: Why are our children so unhappy?
So the happiness scores are out. The U.S. ranked 23rd in a field of 143…
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March 13, 2024
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Children’s Health
Fact Sheet: Congress Should Prioritize Development of the Pediatric Mental Health Workforce
Our Children are in Crisis The United States has a severe shortage of pediatric mental…