Cohen Named Defender of Children by the First Focus Campaign for Children
MEMPHIS, TN -- This week, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national, bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized 100 Members of Congress including Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) for leadership on issues important to children during the 112th Congress (2011-2012).
“Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” said Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign for Children. “Champions and Defenders delivered for kids.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the First Focus Campaign for Children for my work on behalf of America’s children,” said Congressman Cohen. “Our children represent the best for our country’s future and we must invest in them, their health and their educations. I take pride in fighting for our children in Congress and will continue to fight for them throughout my career.”
The advocacy organization recognized as “Champions for Children” 50 Members of Congress whose extraordinary efforts to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation. An additional 50 Members were recognized as “Defenders of Children” for their support of policies that advance the well-being of children.
In selecting Champions and Defenders, the First Focus Campaign for Children noted leaders who introduced, co-sponsored, and voted for legislation to meet children’s needs. In addition, the organization considered Members who demonstrated extraordinary initiative by spearheading activities such as sponsoring hearings or garnering the support of their colleagues to improve the health and well-being of children. Click here to learn more.