Madeline Daniels (Former Staff) Senior Director

Madeline Daniels is Senior Director of Digital Communications at First Focus. 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


Let’s chat about accelerating health equity for kids

| April 21, 2016 |

In celebration of National Minority Health Month, please join us for a Twitter Chat on accelerating health equity for kids. Every child, no matter


Changing face of America highlighted in new media platform

| March 30, 2016 |

Children are leading a demographic transformation in America. How our nation’s leader’s respond will undoubtedly play an important role in either improving the well-being


Black girls matter, and we’re failing them

| March 29, 2016 |

“How can Black girls learn the kind of assertiveness that will make them future leaders, when they aren’t even allowed space to be human,


The 5 most important demographic trends impacting our children

| March 8, 2016 |

Children are not faring well in America. Over the course of the current campaign cycle, eight million children will be born in this country.


What is an e-cigarette?

| February 10, 2016 |

Advocates, doctors, and lawmakers, have been sounding the alarm bells about about the risks of increasingly popular e-cigarettes, and worst fears were confirmed when


Congress Urges FTC, Retailers to Take Action to Keep E-Cigarette Products out of Children’s Reach

| December 22, 2015 |

Washington – In separate letters today, nine members of Congress wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 167 e-cigarette retailers, and 25 companies whose


Demand Congress stop prioritizing tobacco profits over our children

| December 11, 2015 |

Congress is currently debating a must-past spending bill, and some politicians are trying to include a provision that would hurt kids. This “rider,” or unrelated


North Carolina immigration law could harm 170,000 citizen children

| November 23, 2015 |

Washington – North Carolina’s House Bill 318, the so-called “Protect North Carolina Workers Act,” has the potential to harm more than 170,000 U.S. citizen


Please join us on Twitter to invest in kids

| November 18, 2015 |

As Congress makes final important decisions about the federal budget and an eventual Omnibus bill, we want to make sure they protect and make


Three easy steps to support child rights

| November 17, 2015 |

This Friday is Universal Children’s Day and we would love your help celebrating our children and advocating for ratification of the UN Convention on