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First Focus Campaign for 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 Campaign for Children and our sister organization First Focus on Children offer thorough, bipartisan, achievable solutions to ensure the well-being of children in the U.S. and around the world.

June 14, 2024
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Newsroom
Legislation to provide mothers with newborn essential care kits
Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus Campaign for Children, said the NEST Act is an…
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June 14, 2024
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Newsroom
Who Will Be the Losers of the 2024 Elections? Hint: Not the Candidates
The 2024 election season is in full swing, and there’s plenty of tension around thin…
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June 12, 2024
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K-12 & Public Education
Alliance for Student Liberty: Project 2025 poses a radical new attempt to destroy the American education system
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June 12, 2024
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Child Rights
Episode 18: Raising the Voice of Dads in Child Policy with Rep. Jimmy Gomez
In this episode, co-host Bruce Lesley chats with Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), chair of the…
June 4, 2024
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Children on the Ballot
Children’s Opportunity Agenda 2024
TOPLINES: INVEST IN CHILDREN: IMPROVE THE TAX CODE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Problem: Solutions: CUT…
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May 29, 2024
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K-12 & Public Education
Episode 17: “They Came for Our Schools” with Mike Hixenbaugh
In this episode, co-host Bruce Lesley chats with Mike Hixenbaugh, a senior investigative reporter for…
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May 23, 2024
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Newsroom
New Report Offers Framework for Families with Children
Lesley defines ‘holistic’ as thinking about all the needs of kids rather than in silos….
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May 22, 2024
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Children’s Health
Episode 16: Centering Cultural Competence within Black Child Mental Health with Taraji P. Henson and Tracie Jade
In this episode, co-host Messellech Looby chats with Academy Award-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson about…
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May 20, 2024
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International Children
Keeping Kids in Families 
Great news came out of Kenya recently when the Catholic Church there joined child welfare…