Children First recognizes lawmakers Children First recognizes lawmakers May 15, 2006 Regular News Florida’s Children First, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of foster kids and other at-risk children, honored three Broward lawmakers for their ongoing support of children’s issues in Tallahassee at its recent annual Broward fundraiser.The event raised more than $80,000.“These legislators are the ones who are making a huge difference in changing the lives of children in foster care,” said Howard Talenfeld, FCF president.Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale, was honored for her commitment to children’s legislation, particularly her work for children growing up in the foster care system.Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise, is widely recognized as one of Florida’s leading champions of children’s and social justice issues. Senator Rich was recognized for her exemplary work, both in the legislature and in the community, on behalf of children and families.Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell, D-Ft. Lauderdale, is the chair of the Senate Children and Families Committee and most recently spearheaded hearings on the need for a guardian ad litem for every child and an attorney ad litem for children with special needs and followed up on his legislation regulating psychotropic medication prescribed to children in foster care.FCF also honored Boardroom Communications, a public relations firm, for its pro bono work publicizing the plight of Florida’s foster care children on behalf of FCF.United Automobile Insurance Group presented a check for $20,000 to Florida’s Children First during the award presentation at the event.“We are only able to do the work that we do because of the support of United Auto and other sponsors,” said Talenfeld.For more information on FCF visit www.floridaschildrenfirst.org or call 954-796-0860.