Letters and Correspondence
Letter: Children are in crisis, children must be included in end-of-year budget decisionsFederal Budget
Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Mike Johnson, and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, urging them to make children a priority as the year comes to a close.
Excerpt from the letter:
Across the country, children are facing immense challenges to living full and happy lives, and too many children lack the basic resources they need to thrive. Recent reports confirm what advocates have been hearing from children and families for years. Tragically, despite increased attention to children during the height of the pandemic, many reports have shown that matters are now getting worse—not better— for children as we choose not to sustain our commitment and federal investment. Within this overall decline of child well-being, many children of color are disproportionately suffering.