As we approached the election last November, First Focus on Children and Highlights For Children sought out the most ignored constituency in our country — children — and asked them what they would say to the grown-ups in charge of their lives.

The response was overwhelming — we received messages from all over the country — from teenagers and preschoolers, from small towns to big cities, from Zoom schoolers, and from socially distanced classrooms.

Here is a brief sample of the messages we received right after the election:

Now, as President Biden reaches his 100th day in office, we reflect on what we learned from the children who sent us videos and letters — and what all of us can do to make sure our leaders — the grown-ups in charge — listen to their voices.

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