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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  • First Focus and MomsRising Hold Briefing on How Public Views Investments in Children

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    First Focus & MomsRising: First Focus and MomsRising will hold a Congressional briefing on December 18th sponsored by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to review data on the public’s perception of investments in children. At the hearing, two mothers will share personal stories of how their families have benefited from the ACA.   Registration is now available.  

  • First Focus Says, "Protect Children from Sequestration!"

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    First Focus: First Focus issued a call to action requesting individuals to submit stories of how the sequestration will affect children they know; and submit letters to congress telling their representatives that “cutting kids is unacceptable” and request that children be protected.
  • 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 Recommended A Family Benefiting from Medicaid for a CNN Story

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    First Focus recommended a family benefiting from the Medicaid program for a story published by CNN. In addition, First Focus and Save the Children issued an invitation for the launch of a new report on October 10th that will provide a snapshot of the state of children in the U.S. and highlight unmet children’s needs.
  • First Focus Hosted Calls to Discuss ACA Ruling

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    On the day of the ruling, First Focus hosted (1) a 10:45am EST organizing call highlighting messaging and communication with national and state groups; (2) an 11 am EST story-banking event in front of the Supreme Court highlighting individuals who have benefited from the ACA; (3) a 12 pm EST press call held by national groups and open to political, health, and court reporters; and (4) within 24 hours of the decision First Focus held a call with its national and state partners.

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