Cohen Receives 2011 Defender of Children Award from First Focus Campaign for Children
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today received the 2011 Defender of Children Award from the First Focus Campaign for Children. Congressman Cohen was recognized for his strong commitment to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation by working to make children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the First Focus Campaign for Children for my work in Congress to help our nation’s children,” said Congressman Cohen. “There are far too many children in America suffering from malnutrition, poverty and other ailments. It is Congress’ responsibility to help them. I vow to never give up on our children and will always work to help them as long as I am in Congress.”
The First Focus Campaign for Children is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization affiliated with First Focus, a bipartisan children’s advocacy organization. The Campaign for Children advocates directly for legislative change in Congress to ensure children and families are a priority in federal policy and budget decisions.
The Campaign for Children presses for policy changes to improve the well-being and protect the rights of the next generation of America’s leaders. The group’s advocacy is focused on the areas of child health, education, early childhood, family economics, child welfare, immigration, and child safety, in addition to tax and budget policies that lift children out of poverty. In their advocacy, they seek to increase the federal investment in programs that support and protect our nation’s most precious resource, our children.