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Five-year waiting period hurts children, women

| September 10, 2021 |

Today’s introduction of the Lifting Immigrant Families Through Benefits Access Restoration Act of 2021 (LIFT the BAR Act) would level the playing field for thousands of


Statement: SNAP increase will strengthen food security for 15.8 million children

| August 16, 2021 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus Campaign for Children, made the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s revision of the USDA’s Thrifty


Statement: HEAL for Immigrant Families Act expands health care access for immigrants

| May 13, 2021 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus Campaign for Children, made the following statement in response to the introduction of “The Health Equity and Access under


More than 250 advocate groups urge White House to fight child poverty

| April 20, 2021 |

More than 250 national, state, and local organizations are urging the White House to build on the extraordinary child poverty-fighting measures in the latest


This is the moment — How ordinary people can help America’s kids

| April 15, 2021 |

It shocks many people to know that the United States has among the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. That 15


More than 500,000 children would benefit from House immigration bills

| March 18, 2021 |

Immigration bills would spare families “toxic fear” of separation Today, the House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (H.R.


COVID relief passes with aid for millions of children

| March 10, 2021 |

Biggest policy gain for children in decades The American Rescue Plan passed just moments ago by the House of Representatives marks the biggest policy


Victory for immigrant youth in Dream and Promise Act

| March 5, 2021 |

Advocates welcome expanded provisions, disappointed by juvenile justice exclusions In response to the introduction of the Dream and Promise Act, Bruce Lesley, President of First


120 lawmakers prioritize children, new scorecard says

| February 4, 2021 |

117th must build on momentum to tackle challenges, opportunities One-hundred-and-twenty members of Congress made children a priority in 2020, according to a new analysis


Editorial Board Memo: One single issue will unite the country

| January 13, 2021 |

To the members of the Editorial Board:  Congress has now certified that Joe Biden will be Inaugurated as our nation’s 46th President on January