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National children’s advocacy group calls Franken, Klobuchar, Ellison and McCollum ‘Champions for Children’

The four Minnesotans are among 50 members of Congress cited by the First Focus Campaign for Children as “Champions for Children.”

The national First Focus Campaign for Children has included four Minnesotans on a list of 50 members of Congress they call “Champions for Children.”

On the list are Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, and Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum. They were cited for their “extraordinary efforts to protect and improve the future of America’s next generation.” 

Bruce Lesley, president of the group, said:

“Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up. These Minnesota lawmakers delivered for kids.”

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Fifty additional members of Congress, but no other Minnesota members, were named “Defenders of Children,” for support of policies.