Madeline Daniels (Former Staff) Senior Director, Digital Communications

Madeline Daniels is Senior Director of Digital Communications at First Focus Campaign for Children. She also follows policy issues related to child safety.

Prior to joining First Focus, Madeline worked as a Staff Assistant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Working alongside leaders in children’s health, children’s nutrition, and education, Madeline supported staff with a broad portfolio of oversight and disability policy issues. She was especially active in the Committee’s oversight of for-profit education companies.

Before moving to Washington, DC to work on Capitol Hill, Madeline worked as a reporter in the Twin Cities. She followed local government and politics as an intern for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and art and culture as a public radio reporter. Madeline's coverage included the 2010 general election and subsequent Minnesota gubernatorial recount. She also blogged for the Twin Cities Business Magazine in a project exploring the relationship between health care and business communities.

Madeline volunteers in the District and across the country building websites and coordinating media relations for small non-profits with limited capacity. She also volunteers her time at So Others Might Eat and Food & Friends.

Madeline graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication with a degree in journalism/strategic communications.

Resources by Madeline Daniels

Tax bill would improve lives of former foster youth

| November 20, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children today applauded the introduction of a U.S. Senate bill that would expand eligibility of the earned income

Housing department’s count of homeless children and youth problematic

| November 19, 2015 |

Washington – Advocates for homeless children and youth say the annual count of homeless children and youth released today by the Department of Housing

Housing Department’s Homeless Family Data Misleading, Advocates Say

| November 5, 2015 |

Washington – Advocates for homeless children and youth say the annual estimate of homelessness in the United States released today by the Department of

250+ Organizations Endorse Bill to End U.S. Child Poverty

| October 30, 2015 |

Washington – Over 250 leading children, family, and poverty advocacy organizations endorsed today a bill that would set a national target date for the elimination

120+ Advocacy Groups Endorse Children’s Bill of Rights

| October 28, 2015 |

Washington – Over 120 state and national organizations led by the First Focus Campaign for Children endorsed today the Children’s Bill of Rights (H.

Congressional Children’s Champions Announced

| October 27, 2015 |

Washington – Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized 100 Members of Congress for leadership on issues

Media Advisory: House Members Introduce Resolution Calling for Children’s Bill of Rights

| October 7, 2015 |

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

Breaking News: Preschool for all 4-year-olds on the table

| July 9, 2015 |

Breaking News! Access to high-quality preschool for all 4-year-olds in low-income families is being considerered as an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education

House amendment would fund landmark child poverty study

| June 24, 2015 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children applauded today Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) for offering an amendment to a

160 leading child welfare advocates urge Congress to adopt President Obama’s proposals

| June 1, 2015 |

Washington – A letter sent today by 160 leading children’s advocacy organizations urges Congress to support President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 proposed investments