Ari Goldberg Vice President

Ari brings more than 15 years of communications experience from inside the Beltway to First Focus. On the Hill, he was Press Secretary for Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and a Journalism Fellow for former Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA).

Off the Hill, Ari was Communications Director for the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and Press Secretary for Radio Free Europe, AIPAC, and The ONE Campaign. Ari has written more than two dozen op-Eds on global development, US politics, and foreign policy.

Before life as a father of five, Ari earned his Master’s from Cambridge University and a Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin.

Resources by Ari Goldberg


CHIP Policy is Critical for Children, Needs Final Bipartisan Agreement

| October 31, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of The First Focus Campaign for Children, released the following statement on the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS ACT of 2017 (HR 3922), a House bill to extend


Congress’ FY 18 Budget Resolution Neglects Children

| October 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The Children’s Budget Coalition, convened by the First Focus Campaign for Children, is dismayed that Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution today


In the News: 9 Million Kids Could Soon Be Without Free Or Low-Cost Health Insurance

| October 2, 2017 |

From Jezebel’s THE SLOT: In the midst of their bid to rip health insurance from millions of Americans under the now-failed Graham-Cassidy bill, Republicans allowed the


Failure to Secure CHIP Funding Leaves 9 Million Children in Jeopardy

| September 29, 2017 |

First Focus Campaign for Children, along with several children’s advocacy groups, released a joint statement today on the impact of Congress’ failure to pass


Saturday: MIECHV to Expire Without Congressional Action

| September 29, 2017 |

Home Visiting Coalition Media Contact: Heather Cabral 202-550-6880 Home Visiting Coalition disappointed in program lapse; vows to continue effort for reauthorization WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sept.


Leading Children’s Health Groups to United States Senate: “Vote NO on the Graham – Cassidy Health Care Repeal Bill”

| September 25, 2017 |

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project, Children’s Hospital Association, Family Voices, First Focus Campaign for Children, March of


Graham-Cassidy Bill is Not the Healthcare Answer American Families Are Looking For

| September 21, 2017 |

(Washington, DC) – The latest healthcare proposal, introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is making waves in Congress, as it


First Focus Campaign for Children Applauds 5-Year CHIP Extension Deal, Urges Quick Passage

| September 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children strongly supports the bipartisan agreement in the Senate Finance Committee to fund a five-year extension to the popular


Advocates Champion Bill that Closes Gap for Former Foster Youth to Access Health Insurance

| September 12, 2017 |

Washington, DC (September 12, 2017) – Washington advocates today celebrated Senator Bob Casey’s (D-PA) introduction of the Health Insurance for Foster Youth Act (S. 1797). This bill ensures


Senate Rejects Health Bill and Medicaid Caps and Cuts That Would Harm Kids

| July 28, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—Back in January, the First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) signed a letter with other major child advocacy groups urging Congress to adopt principles