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Congresswoman Esty Recognized As Defender Of Children

Elizabeth Estey
Elizabeth Estey Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D- Danbury, Newtown) for her leadership on issues important to children during the 114th Congress (2014-2015). 

“From fully-funding nutrition programs to protecting children from liquid nicotine poisoning, I have focused many of my efforts in Congress on advocating for polices that invest in our most valuable resource – our children,” Esty said in a statement. “I am proud to be named a Defender of Children, by First Focus, and I will continue to call on Congress to enact comprehensive policies that improve the well-being of our 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. 

“Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign for Children said. “Representative Esty delivered for kids.” 

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