Meg Biallas Senior Director

Meg Biallas serves as the Senior Director of Digital Communications. In this capacity, she spearheads digital strategy and online presence at First Focus. Bringing six years of nonprofit digital advocacy experience, Ms. Biallas is passionate about reforms that give all kids at a fair shot at life.

Ms. Biallas previously led digital strategy at RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. During her time at RAINN, she contributed to significant social media growth and email strategy, and handled marketing for the launch of the organization's Spanish-language hotline services. Prior to RAINN, Ms. Biallas served on the communications team for the Council for a Strong America, a children's advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Biallas hails from the Chicago suburbs, and is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has double B.A. in Journalism and Video Production

Resources by Meg Biallas


House Abandons Vote on American Health Care Act, Families Breathe Sigh of Relief

| March 24, 2017 |

This afternoon, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that the House of Representatives would not put to a vote the American Health Care Act, H.R.


ACA Repeal Vote Delayed Due to Lack of GOP Support; Kids’ Lives Hang in the Balance

| March 23, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Earlier this afternoon, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a delay in the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1648)


Leading Children’s Health Groups to House of Representatives: Keep Medicaid Strong

| March 22, 2017 |

American Health Care Act would jeopardize care for children and families Washington, DC—The American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Dental Health Project,


Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Address Child and Youth Homelessness

| March 14, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 14, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Homeless Children and Youth Act today was reintroduced in Congress, signaling a commitment by


New House Healthcare Bill Would Harm Medicaid, and Thereby, Child Health Coverage

| March 7, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the American Health Care Act by Republican leadership in


Child Advocates Call on Governors to Oppose Medicaid Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

| February 24, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC) – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) President Bruce Lesley warns in an open letter to


Advocacy Groups Warn of ‘Disastrous’ Effects of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

| February 22, 2017 |

FierceHealthcare by Leslie Small 2/22/17 The changes to Medicaid funding recently proposed by Republicans could have serious consequences for vulnerable populations and state budgets


240+ Organizations Support Preserving Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth

| February 17, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid discussions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, children and health advocates urged Congress to not forget that the


Recommendations for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

| February 8, 2017 |

Over the course of the next four years, 16 million children will be born in this country and they deserve to be met with


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its