First Focus Campaign for Children

Resources by First Focus Campaign for Children

Kids & COVID-19: Resource Hub

| April 16, 2020 |

The impact on children from COVID-19 is immense. It is also variable and complicated. Every facet of the lives of children and families are

Letter: Adequate Funding for the U.S. Census Bureau

| March 16, 2018 |

We are writing to express our support for adequate funding for the U. S. Census Bureau in Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 to provide

CHIP Advocates Send CHIP Priorities List to Senate Leadership

| February 7, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children and its partners sent this letter to Congressional leaders on February 7, 2018.

Continuing Resolution #5: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Children

| February 6, 2018 |

The fifth Continuing Resolution (CR), released by the House of Representatives with a vote expected today, would temporarily extend funding for virtually all federal

Letter: Please make the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) permanent or extend to 10 years or more

| January 23, 2018 |

See here for a downloadable version. January 21, 2018 Dear Senate Leadership: On behalf of First Focus, a non-partisan advocacy group in support of

House CR Needs Changes to Children’s Provisions Before Passage

| January 17, 2018 |

WASHINGTON—Bruce Lesley, President of the First Focus Campaign for Children, reacted to today’s proposed House FY2018 Continuing Resolution (CR): The Senate should modify this

Sign On to Tell Congress to Extend CHIP Now

| December 13, 2017 |

CHIP funding expired almost three months ago on September 30, 2017 and families across the country are receiving disenrollment notices. No family should feel

Statement for the Record: The Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers

| November 30, 2017 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on November

California Lawmakers and Advocates are Prioritizing Child Poverty

| March 28, 2017 |

The child poverty rate in the U.S. remains extremely high: nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. are living below the poverty line and

Letters to Congress: Pass a Short-Term CR, Address Zika Virus

| September 14, 2016 |

On September 14, 2016, members of the Children’s Budget Coalition submitted a letter to the Senate and House of Representatives urging Congress to prioritize investments in