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First Focus is a nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. First Focus leads a comprehensive advocacy strategy, with its hands-on experience with federal policy making and a commitment to seeking policy solutions. First Focus is an organizational member of Child’s World America.

First Focus Statement on the Child Tax Credit

  Last week, officials from the White House, Senate and House of Representatives  (known as the “Big Six”) released a framework for overhauling the tax system in the U.S. The framework states an intention to...

Study Shows Americans Agree: Poor Child Well-Being is a Top Issue

Recently the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released national survey results on perspectives of Americans on child and family well-being in the U.S., with a focus on Americans’ attitudes on issues such as social...

West Virginia Event Highlights Need to Put Kids First in Federal Budget

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally published at the Children’s Budget Coalition website.  What does it look like to make children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions? KidsFest 2017, an annual community...

Millions of Kids are Food Insecure, But Nutrition Programs Can Help

No child should have to worry about whether his or her family will be able to afford to put food on the table. But this was the reality for the 13 million U.S. children...

With 13 Million US Kids in Poverty, We Can Do Better

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual data on children living in poverty in the U.S. and it confirms three things that we know to be true: Child poverty in the U.S. remains...

Increasing the Minimum Wage is Good for Child Well-Being

A new study from researchers at Indiana University finds that raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would lead to a substantial decrease (9.6 percent) in the number of reported cases of child...

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