Payne Recognized As A “Defender Of Children”

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Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013.

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

Payne (D-NJ-10) was one of 100 Members of Congress recognized for their support of policies that advance the well-being of children. In selecting honorees, 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.

This is the Campaign for Children’s fourth annual class of Defenders of Children.


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