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The Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act is the Wrong Direction to Reduce Child Poverty

| August 11, 2017 |

The Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, introduced in June by House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows, Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan,


Children’s Budget Coalition Applauds Sen. Wyden for Prioritizing Kids

| February 14, 2017 |

The U.S. Senate is slogging through the nomination process of Cabinet-level presidential appointments. Several positions remain unfilled and one position – the Director of


The Real Way to ‘Make America Great Again’

| January 23, 2017 |

This post originally appeared on Medium. Subscribe to the Voices for Kids publication on Medium. President Donald Trump rarely mentioned children’s issues through much


Congress Should Commit to ‘Do No Harm’ to Children

| January 15, 2017 |

This post originally appeared on Medium. Subscribe to the Voices for Kids publication on Medium. The U.S. Senate voted on two amendments by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and


What Will it Take to Make Life Lead-Free for Kids?

| November 28, 2016 |

This week, the First Focus Campaign for Children along with several other groups, is calling on Congress to provide funding assistance before the end


Calling All Champions for Children: Now Is the Time to Act!

| November 16, 2016 |

As we enter a new year, and a new Administration, it is more important than ever to protect the health, safety and well-being of


Clinton Campaign Discusses Child Welfare Issues with Former Foster Youth

| November 8, 2016 |

Over the weekend, Anne Holton, the wife of Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, spoke with Lexie Gruber and Sixto Cancel, two former foster youth, to


Family Homelessness: More than Just an Issue of Housing Affordability

| November 2, 2016 |

Recently the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the last set of findings from the Family Options Study, which reveals the


Tell Capitol Hill to Stop Poisoning Our Kids with #NoMoreLead

| September 9, 2016 |

We know what needs to be done for our kids: lead poisoning must end. Several proposals before Congress have been introduced to address the


Home Visiting Programs Work: Here’s the Proof

| August 22, 2016 |

The Chronicle of Social Change By Karen Howard 8/22/16 As a career advocate for children, I applaud Los Angeles County’s innovative efforts to reduce child