Press Releases

New Bill Puts Qualified Teachers Where They’re Most Needed

March 22, 2013

Washington — The bipartisan First Focus Campaign for Children and more than 90 partner organizations Thursday released a letter endorsing legislation to help school districts serving a high proportion of children of color, children who are English language learners, and children in families with low incomes hire and retain highly qualified teachers. The Equal Access to Quality Education Act (H.R.

50+ Representatives Want Budget Solutions that Protect Kids

March 15, 2013

Washington — The bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus Campaign for Children today thanked Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and more than 50 other representatives for signing a letter challenging congressional leadership and President Barack Obama to find budget solutions that protect critical investments in children.

Bill Would Increase Child Hunger, Advocates Warn

March 13, 2013

Washington — The First Focus Campaign for Children, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, Tuesday sent a letter urging members of the United States Senate to reject legislation (S. 458) sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), to cut federal funding for child nutrition.

Casey Bill Improves Pre-K Access & Quality

March 8, 2013

Washington — The bipartisan First Focus Campaign for Children released a letter today endorsing legislation to make high-quality pre-kindergarten (pre-K) available to more children. The Prepare All Kids Act (S. 502), introduced by Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), would establish a federal-state partnership to improve access and promote quality early education.