First Focus Campaign for Children

Resources by First Focus Campaign for Children


CHIP Advocates Send CHIP Priorities List to Senate Leadership

| February 7, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children and its partners sent this letter to Congressional leaders on February 7, 2018.


Continuing Resolution #5: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Children

| February 6, 2018 |

The fifth Continuing Resolution (CR), released by the House of Representatives with a vote expected today, would temporarily extend funding for virtually all federal


Letter: Please make the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) permanent or extend to 10 years or more

| January 23, 2018 |

See here for a downloadable version. January 21, 2018 Dear Senate Leadership: On behalf of First Focus, a non-partisan advocacy group in support of


House CR Needs Changes to Children’s Provisions Before Passage

| January 17, 2018 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, reacted to today’s proposed House FY2018 Continuing Resolution (CR): The Senate should modify this


Sign On to Tell Congress to Extend CHIP Now

| December 13, 2017 |

CHIP funding expired almost three months ago on September 30, 2017 and families across the country are receiving disenrollment notices. No family should feel


Statement for the Record: The Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers

| November 30, 2017 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on November


California Lawmakers and Advocates are Prioritizing Child Poverty

| March 28, 2017 |

The child poverty rate in the U.S. remains extremely high: nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. are living below the poverty line and


Letters to Congress: Pass a Short-Term CR, Address Zika Virus

| September 14, 2016 |

On September 14, 2016, members of the Children’s Budget Coalition submitted a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives urging Congress to prioritize investments in


Legislation to prevent kids from entering foster care moves in the House

| June 17, 2016 |

Wednesday the House Ways and Means Committee marked up and passed the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016. The bill marks a major


Letter of Support for Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016

| June 14, 2016 |

On June 14, 2016, First Focus Campaign for Children submitted a letter of support to the chairs and ranking members of the House of