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White House move prioritizes children’s health and well-being with plan for vaccine

| October 21, 2021 |

First Focus on Children has long advocated for a plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible children. We are pleased that the Biden Administration has


Statement: Malaria vaccine will save thousands of children’s lives

| October 6, 2021 |

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the endorsement of the first malaria vaccine for children. In response to the announcement, First Focus on


Statement: We condemn the mistreatment of Haitian children and families

| September 22, 2021 |

In response to the treatment of Haitian migrants gathered on the U.S. southern border, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement: 


Health insurance for children drops for fourth year in a row

| September 14, 2021 |

Data released today show the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose in 2020 for the fourth year in a row as the coronavirus


Child poverty soars during pandemic, but aid to families blunted the impact

| September 14, 2021 |

The child poverty rate climbed above 16% in 2020 — a more than 10% increase over 2019 — according to figures released today, but stimulus


70 organizations protest Texas order that endangers immigrant children

| August 30, 2021 |

Gov. Abbott’s order takes effect tomorrow WASHINGTON, August 30, 2021 — Seventy organizations from Texas and around the country have urged Governor Greg Abbott to withdraw


Statement: SNAP increase will strengthen food security for 15.8 million children

| August 16, 2021 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, made the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s revision of the USDA’s Thrifty Food


Statement: $3.5T budget would benefit children, families

| August 12, 2021 |

 In response to the Senate’s passage of a $3.5 trillion budget plan, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement:  “We


Statement: Court rightfully re-asserted that kids have 1st Amendment rights, too

| June 23, 2021 |

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision today in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus on Children issued the


Statement: SCOTUS decision on ACA will save kids’ lives

| June 17, 2021 |

The Supreme Court’s decision to leave the Affordable Care Act intact literally saves the lives of 23 million Americans, including 3 million children.  “We