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


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


New Bill Aims to Cut Child Poverty Rate in Half in a Decade

| July 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The Child Poverty Reduction Act (S.1630 / H.R.3381) was reintroduced today by US Sens. Bob Casey (PA), Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Sherrod Brown (OH)


Newest DREAM Act Proposal a Promising Route to Citizenship for Undocumented Youth

| July 20, 2017 |

(Washington D.C.) – Today Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017. The bill offers a route to


First Focus, Rep. Ellison Host Matthew Desmond to Discuss Kids & Families Facing Eviction

| July 19, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–In a briefing on Capitol Hill today sponsored by First Focus and honorary co-host Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5), Pulitzer Prize-winning sociologist Matthew Desmond and


Trump FY 18 Budget Would Significantly Harm Children

| May 23, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children is deeply concerned about the devastating impacts the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 18) budget would have on


First Focus Campaign for Children Urges Support for The Foster Youth Driving Act

| May 18, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—The First Focus Campaign for Children applauds Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL) for introducing The Foster Youth Driving Act (H.R. 2512), making it easier for foster youth to obtain