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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


Children’s Week 2021

| June 9, 2021 |

Every Issue Is A Kids Issue Our fourth annual Children’s Week unfolds at a game-changing moment for our nation’s children, the kind of moment


Statement: “Best interests of children” must govern policy

| June 3, 2021 |

In response to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order to revoke the licenses of facilities serving unaccompanied minors, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley


Statement: Budget offers gains for children

| May 28, 2021 |

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s budget proposal:  “The budget released this afternoon by President


Statement: Thousands of children and families to benefit from Haiti Temporary Protective Status

| May 24, 2021 |

In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will redesignate Temporary Protective Status for Haiti, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued


Statement: Praise for FDA plan to seek menthol cigarette ban

| April 29, 2021 |

In response to the Food and Drug Administration announcement that it will seek a ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, Bruce Lesley,


8 ways the American Families Plan offers historic progress for children

| April 28, 2021 |

The American Families Plan, released today by President Biden, may be the most important piece of legislation for children in our nation’s recent history.


Statement: Jones v. Mississippi sends concerning message about how we value children

| April 23, 2021 |

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision on Jones v. Mississippi, Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus on Children issued the following statement: “We


Statement: Investment supports U.S. “vital child care infrastructure”

| April 15, 2021 |

Child care funds will shore up providers Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, made the following statement in response to President Biden’s release today of


Statement: Democracy, Voting Rights, and Our Youngest Citizens

| April 13, 2021 |

In response to laws passed by several U.S. states, Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus on Children, issued the following statement: “In any democracy,