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Putting Kids in the Policy Agenda, Not Just the Sales-Pitch

| December 5, 2014 |

Just before Thanksgiving, the Denver Post ran an op-ed by two senior political strategists, Hank Brown and Barry Jackson, that looked at first as

Huddle Sneak Peek, Part 2

| September 30, 2014 |

POLITICO Huddle Newsletter The children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children is poised to release its 2014 list of “Champions and Defenders” of

Nonprofit Campaign Planning Made Even Easier

| August 18, 2014 |

Eight years ago, I led a research effort at Spitfire Strategies that informed the development of the Just Enough Planning Guide. That tool –

Advocates, Leave the Naysaying to the Naysayers

| May 6, 2014 |

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize, so it’s no surprise that he knows a thing or two about communications. His column today was nominally about party politics, but the same lesson is also important for kids’ advocates: if you want to win, drop the pessimism.

Ted Cruz is Right

| March 25, 2014 |

I don’t often agree with Senator Ted Cruz, which is why I didn’t rush to watch his CPAC address. But when I heard he’d led off by challenging the audience to stand on principle, I decided to watch the video. I’m glad I did, because from the perspective of children’s advocacy communications, Ted Cruz is right.

Some housekeeping details first. No, I don’t agree that the President is siphoning hope out of America. And no, I don’t think Senator Bob Dole and Senator John McCain are empty suits.

Children’s Advocacy Group Honors Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy

| December 26, 2013 |

Weston Daily Voice The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, has recognized U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal as a “Champion

National Children’s Advocacy Group Recognizes Hirono As ‘Champion’ for Keiki

| December 12, 2013 |

Honolulu Civil Beat Hawaii’s Sen. Mazie Hirono is one of 100 members of Congress being recognized today by the Campaign for Children for their

Hanna Named ‘Champion For Children’

| December 12, 2013 |

WBIX 950AM Representative Richard Hanna has been named a 2013 ‘Champion for Children’ by the First Focus Campaign for Children. First Focus chose Hanna

Payne Recognized As A “Defender Of Children”

| December 12, 2013 |

News Record (New Jersey) Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as

Voters Want Budget Solutions that Protect Children

| December 11, 2013 |

Washington – As Congress works to deliver a budget compromise before Friday’s deadline, a nationwide poll released today by the bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children shows broad support protecting for federal investments in America’s children.