WASHINGTON  On Friday, October 9, Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA) and Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) will introduce a resolution calling for the United States to adopt a Children’s Bill of Rights.  The United States stands alone as the only nation not to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and lacks a comprehensive framework governing the rights of children.  This is a step in changing that.

Reps. Bass, Chu and Gutiérrez will be joined by Washington area school children, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley, and other advocates who have been fighting for clear policies and platforms that address the rights of children (Background on Children’s Bill of Rights from First Focus Campaign for Children).


Press Conference Details



Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL)

Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus Campaign for Children



9:00 am | Friday, October 9, 2015



234 Cannon House Office Building


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