Ari Goldberg Vice President

Ari brings more than 15 years of communications experience from inside the Beltway to First Focus. On the Hill, he was Press Secretary for Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and a Journalism Fellow for former Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA).

Off the Hill, Ari was Communications Director for the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and Press Secretary for Radio Free Europe, AIPAC, and The ONE Campaign. Ari has written more than two dozen op-Eds on global development, US politics, and foreign policy.

Before life as a father of five, Ari earned his Master’s from Cambridge University and a Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin.

Resources by Ari Goldberg


In the News: Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S.

| September 13, 2017 |

Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Life improved overall in America in 2016, as income rose while poverty decreased, and the


Census Data Highlights Devastating Effect of Poverty on Children

| September 12, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–New data published today from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 18 percent of American children—13.3 million—lived below the poverty line in 2016, a slight decrease from


Trump DACA Move Jeopardizes the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Children & Families

| September 5, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–President Trump announced today that he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) affecting nearly 800,000 young people and their families. First Focus


First Focus and 1200+ Groups tell Congress: Save CHIP

| June 12, 2017 |

WASHINGTON–More than 1,200 organizations from all 50 states today sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect the 8.9 million children who


CBO Round Two: Same Raw Deal for Kids & Families

| May 24, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The revised score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) estimates that 23 million Americans


First Focus: Budget Deal Keeps Vital Children’s Programs Funded

| May 1, 2017 |

WASHINGTON—First Focus, a nonpartisan advocacy group working to make children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions, welcomed parts of the


AHCA Round Two: Same Bad Deal Made Even WORSE for Children & Families

| April 27, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – With President Trump’s 100-day milestone looming, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leaders continue negotiations to secure the votes they need to


Trump Plan to Boost Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit a “First Step”

| April 26, 2017 |

WASHINGTON – First Focus, a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions–issued the following statement