Safety

Keeping our children safe from harm is one our most fundamental responsibilities. But in the United States, preventable injuries are the leading cause of death among children. First Focus advocates for strong policies to protect our kids from injuries, accidents, and poisonings because every child deserves to be safe at home and in their comm

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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


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


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


New Housing Data Misses the Mark on Family Homelessness

| October 26, 2016 |

Washington – Advocates for homeless children and youth say the annual estimate of homelessness in the United States released yesterday by the Department of


Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act

| June 27, 2016 |

The Family First Prevention Services Act is a bipartisan bill that reforms many of the federal child welfare financing mechanisms to help better support


Esty named ‘Defender of Children’ by advocacy group

| October 30, 2015 |

Danbury News-Times By Rob Ryster U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is among 50 lawmakers recognized by an advocacy group as a “Defender of Children.” The group First Focus


National children’s advocacy group calls Franken, Klobuchar, Ellison and McCollum ‘Champions for Children’

| October 29, 2015 |

MinnPost By Joe Kimball 10/27/2015 The national First Focus Campaign for Children has included four Minnesotans on a list of 50 members of Congress


Dold Honored as ‘Defender of Children’ by Advocacy Group

| October 28, 2015 |

Deerfield Patch By Tim Moran Illinois 10th District U.S. Congressman Robert Dold, R-Kenilworth was one of 66 House members to be recognized for advocating


Schakowsky Honored as ‘Defender of Children’ by Advocacy Group

| October 28, 2015 |

Evanston Patch By Tim Moran Illinois th District U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston was one of 66 House members to be recognized for advocating