Children on the Ballot

Children can't vote and don’t have Political Action Committees or Super PACs, so they are counting on all of us to make their voices heard. Our "Children on the Ballot" series analyzes the issues impacting kids in the upcoming 2016 election.


More than ever, we need Champions for Children — these are policymakers meeting the moment

| February 4, 2021 |

Our nation’s children face multiple challenges to their well-being stemming from years of a declining share of federal investments in their future, the COVID-19

Survey shows voters rank kids as top priority

| November 23, 2020 |

Majority signal unity around children’s issues In this deeply divided nation, a majority of Americans find common ground on one single issue: the well-being

Voters Have Spoken and They Support Children

| November 23, 2020 |

A 2020 election-eve survey of voters by Lake Research Partners reflects a divided nation on politics but finds American voters bridge that divide in

National Coalition Calls for Creating New White House-led Focus on Children and Youth

| November 19, 2020 |

Health, Education, Child, and Youth Development, and Nutrition Leaders Urge Incoming Biden Administration to Prioritize Office on Children and Youth First Focus on Children

One clear election day result: voters want Champions for Children

| November 5, 2020 |

It’s been two days since Election Day 2020 and the results are still unclear for many races throughout the country — most notably, for

What the Next Administration Might Spend on Children

| October 29, 2020 |

With the election fast approaching, we analyzed the established track records of each candidate’s spending on children. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike

Don’t put kids on mute this election

| October 22, 2020 |

Tonight, there will be a new rule for the final presidential debate — the candidates will be muted when the other is speaking. This

Washington Post says kids “don’t have the power to vote the bums out. We do.”

| October 14, 2020 |

Columnist Catherine Rampell nails it again in the Washington Post. “American children are out of school, out of food and increasingly getting chucked off

2020 Children’s Budget Summit: Lawmakers and educators discuss continued decline in children’s share of federal spending

| September 30, 2020 |

This year has delivered an unprecedented public health emergency and an economic crisis that has disrupted every facet of the lives of children and

Children’s Budget 2020

| September 29, 2020 |

About Children’s Budget 20202: First Focus on Children is proud to introduce the 14th annual release of its signature Children’s Budget publication. While the