First Focus

First Focus is a bipartisan advocacy organization that is committed to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Children's health, education, early childhood, family economics, child welfare, immigration, and child safety are the core issue areas around which First Focus is working to promote bipartisan policy solutions. First Focus’ health work includes ensuring that all children, especially low-income children, have access to affordable, accessible, and reliable coverage. See below for more information about First Focus’ recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • KidsWell Texas Partners Hosted a Conversation on Twitter Following the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

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    TX: Texans Care for Children, in partnership with First Focus and MomsRising, hosted a conversation on Twitter (#Kids2012) following the October presidential and vice presidential debates. Texas Care for Children also encouraged Texans to “speak up” for children on social media websites, the Texas Care for Children Blog, and in candidate forums.
  • First Focus was featured in the Washington Post Noting Debate's Lack of Attention to Children in Poverty

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    First Focus: First Focus was highlighted in the Washington Post noting that during the October 3rd presidential debate neither candidate discussed what they would do about the millions of children who are in poverty.
  • First Focus Issued a Press Release and Blogged About the Findings of its Campaign for Children

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    First Focus: First Focus issued a press release and published a blog post in the Huffington Post Politics Blog announcing findings of its Campaign for Children Survey that found 82% of voters will consider a candidate’s position on federal budget issues affecting children when casting their ballots in November; 40% of those voters will consider this to a significant degree.  
  • First Focus Report Highlights the State of Children's Health in the Southwest

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    First Focus: First Focus released a report highlighting that, in the Southwest region of the U.S., minority children accounted for nearly all the growth in the child population and that children in the Southwest have higher levels of poverty, lower incomes, and lower rates of health insurance coverage than children in the U.S. as a whole. The New York Times also published an editorial on the 2012 presidential campaign referencing First Focus's report as an indicator that Southwest states have taken little action to deal with health, nutrition and education programs.  

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