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


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


More than 55 Groups Urge Congress to Make Children the Priority in 2018 Budget

| May 11, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–The Children’s Budget Coalition, which includes more than 55 organizations committed to ensuring federal investment in critical programs that help American children–sent letters (House


Healthcare for Millions of Children in Jeopardy After House Vote

| May 4, 2017 |

WASHINGTON – Following the 217-213 vote in the US House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the