This is Our Moment — an announcement.
Bruce Lesley, First Focus Campaign for ChildrenChild Care Health Poverty & Family Economics Racial Equity
I firmly believe that this is our moment. I don’t need to explain to any of you how bad things have been — this past year, especially, has exposed us as a nation that has failed to invest in its future and desperately needs to correct injustices.
But, as we emerge from this crisis, there is cause for hope. At the center of the most recent relief package was a plan to cut child poverty in half and help families — and renewed momentum to put us on a pathway to ending it entirely in a generation. It took a pandemic, but we’re finally viewing child care as essential. And millions of voters are now telling pollsters that Congress should pass laws in “the best interest of the child.”
And, so, now is our moment to act. And it’s why First Focus Campaign for Children is officially announcing a new opportunity for advocates in every city and town in the United States to act with the Ambassadors for Children Network.
The First Focus Ambassadors Network is a movement of committed advocates who serve as a voice for children in the United States. They will be the local leaders in the fight to eliminate child poverty, secure health coverage for all kids, end racial inequity in schools, protect immigrant youth, and finally make kids a priority in federal spending.
We are at a critical time in our nation’s history. Our leaders are making decisions about how we will “build back” our communities — let’s ensure we all build a better future for our children. We all have a role to play. Together, we can be a voice for kids in DC — and in Kansas City and Cleveland, and everywhere in between.
Learn more about this opportunity and how you and/or your friends can be among the first to join.