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Children’s mental health would get boost from bill

| May 10, 2022 |

Strengthening the role of schools in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention is key to battling the mental health crisis afflicting our nation’s children, experts said during First Focus on Children’s Kids and


More than 100 organizations back child poverty reduction bill

| March 14, 2022 |

More than 100 national and state-based organizations called on Congress today to establish a national child poverty reduction target that would cut child poverty in half within a


“Children’s bill” must remain intact, advocate says

| February 3, 2022 |

First Focus Campaign for Children today urged the Biden Administration to fulfill its historic commitment to children by working to pass a comprehensive, intact Build


6 consequences of losing Build Back Better

| December 22, 2021 |

The Build Back Better Act promised hard-won stability for all of our nation’s 74 million children. Abandoning this legislation would reverse the economic and


Homeless youth bill would improve access to services and advance equity

| December 16, 2021 |

First Focus Campaign for Children, SchoolHouse Connection, National Network for Youth, Family Promise, and Covenant House International applaud the introduction of the bipartisan Homeless


Statement: Children win with House passage of historic Build Back Better agenda

| November 19, 2021 |

In response to today’s passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda by the House of Representatives, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley issued the


Statement: “Treat Children Like Children”

| October 21, 2021 |

Bruce Lesley, President at First Focus Campaign for Children, made the following statement as advocacy groups and members of Congress, including Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-


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