Welcome back to Congress, Champions for Children!

Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Rights
Childcare
Children of Immigrants
Early Childhood
Education
Federal Budget
Health
Housing & Homelessness
Juvenile Justice
Nutrition
Poverty & Family Economics
Tax Policy

Champions awardThis week, the 114th session of Congress was gaveled into order. Among it were 46 returning members recognized as First Focus Campaign for Children 2014 Champions for Children. Champions for Children make extraordinary efforts to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation.

The new Congress is a new opportunity for children’s advocates, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, future parents, pediatricians to share how important it is that children are the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. A recent poll of House and Senate offices by the Congressional Management Foundation found that most consider less than 30 social media comments enough to gain attention on an issue. And over half said that just a single constituent is enough to be influential.

Please take a minute to welcome back on Twitter the 2014 Champions for Children, thank them for making it their priority to invest in kids, and share with them the issues important to you in the New Year. You can use the suggested tweet below, or find your Congressional representatives’ Twitter account by state. You can also see and thank returning Defenders of Children, the next highest honor, here.

 

Welcome back to Congress, @Campaign4Kids Champion for Children @MemberTwitter! Please continue to make children the priority, #InvestInKids.
Tweet this now.

 

Alaska
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Arizona
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)

California
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

Colorado
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)

Connecticut
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Florida
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

Georgia
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)

Hawaii
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Illinois
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)

Maine
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Massachusetts
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

 

 

New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY)
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Ohio
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Oregon
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Pennsylvania
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

Rhode Island
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Texas
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)

Vermont
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)

Virginia
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)

Washington
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)

Wisconsin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)