Grijalva named 'Champion for Children'
A national bipartisan child advocacy group named Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva a 2011 Champion for Children. He was one of 35 congressmen given First Focus Campaign for Children's highest congressional honor.
In choosing recipients, the group “noted leaders (who) demonstrated extraordinary initiative by spearheading activities such as sponsoring hearings or garnering the support of their colleagues to improve the health and well-being of children,” according to the announcement.
“Children need to be the first focus not only of Congress, but of our entire country's thinking about what kind of future we're building,” Grijalva said.
“Thanks to First Focus and other groups doing great work to promote child welfare, we're reminded today that kids need friends in Congress even if they can't afford a lobbyist or get meetings in corporate board rooms. I'm proud of this recognition today, and I'm going to do everything I can to earn it again next year.”