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Bruce Lesley


Bethesda, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Bruce:

Survey: The American People Are Unified in Their Support of Children

A 2020 election-eve survey of voters by Lake Research Partners reflects a divided nation on politics but finds American voters bridge that divide in their common support of a better life for… → Read More

Judge Barrett, What Is Right for Children?

The law and the impact it has on the lives of children is critical to those who are: → Read More

The Kids Aren’t Alright: Invest in Their Now and Their Future

We are failing our children. If we care about the future of our country, we can and must do better. → Read More

10 Reasons Why Progressives Should Support Senate Filibuster Reform and Not Abolition

We should all be concerned about the state of our democracy in this country. Authoritarianism is on the rise at home and abroad. Civility is gone. Compromise is a lost art. Division is high. We can’t… → Read More

Demand that Our Nation’s Leaders ‘Commit to Kids’

Our nation’s children deserve the very best we have to offer them. Their best interests should be at the forefront of every decision made by our nation’s leaders at the federal, state, and local… → Read More

Unfinished Business: the Civil Rights Act of 2020

Our country should love, cherish, and care for all of our children, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, disability, income, zip code, or immigration status. About half of children in this… → Read More

Covering All Kids

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela, May 8, 1995 Almost 25 years ago to the day, Nelson Mandela spoke these words… → Read More

Building a Better America and World for Our Children

We are living in a life-changing moment where it is clear that the future will look quite different than we had imagined. We are all sheltering at home, practicing social distancing, and focusing… → Read More

COVID-19: How The Health of Children Is at Stake

Children have unique health care needs and attention to their health requires special attention and focus. Sometimes children are more susceptible to certain diseases and environmental toxins, but… → Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis Is Catastrophic for Children Too

On a daily basis, we are witnessing an ever-changing response to the spread of COVID-19 across the entire nation. Unlike natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, flooding, or man-made… → Read More

Why We Must Act to Protect the Health of 10 Million Children…Now!

To protect the health coverage of 10 million children, Congress should pass H.R. 6151, the “CARING for Kids Act” sponsored by Reps. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL). Over the… → Read More

‘Invisibilizing’ Homeless Children

Childhood should be a time to grow, learn, play and feel safe. As Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City writes: Whether by government, the larger society, and… → Read More

What Is ‘Sad and Disappointing,’ Mr. Cuccinelli, Are Your Policies

Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us to refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice. → Read More

Mr. Cuccinelli, Here Is What is ‘Sad and Disappointing’

Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us to refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice. → Read More

Tennessee Proposes to Block Grant Medicaid and Ration Care

When it comes to making public policy related to children, the vast majority of Americans support the notion that public policy and government should act in the “best interest of the child” or, at… → Read More

Junk the Cadillac Tax

Our nation is not suffering from a condition of having too much insurance coverage. A recent series by Noah Levey in the Los Angeles Times highlights how the rapid move to high deductible plans and… → Read More

Principles of Health Reform for Children – Voices4Kids –

In 1996, in the face of a national crisis whereby 1 in 7 children in this country were uninsured, President Clinton and a Republican majority Congress came together to enact the Children’s Health… → Read More

The Trump Budget Is a Children’s Health Coverage Catastrophe

A budget that puts America first would first and foremost invest in the next generation. Children should be a priority for investment and not a target for cuts. Unfortunately, once again, the… → Read More

10 Reasons to Reject Medicaid Block Grants – Voices4Kids –

Earlier this month, POLITICO reported that, after Congress rejected efforts to cut and block grant the Medicaid program in 2017, the Trump Administration is exploring ways to “bypass Congress” to… → Read More

A Tribute to Marian Wright Edelman – Voices4Kids –

Today it was announced that the founder and leader of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Marian Wright Edelman, will transition out of the role of President to her new role as President Emerita… → Read More