Mitty students just returned from a highly productive meeting with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren today. Mitty students extended their meeting in D.C. with a direct meeting with Congresswoman Lofgren today. The issues were: Conditions for Veterans, Foster Care, Human Trafficking, and Gang Reduction legislation.
Highlights from today:
- Archbishop Mitty students will be creating a template placard outlining Human Trafficking state laws to be distributed to the U.S. Restaurant Association and the U.S. Food Commission to be publicly posted in restaurants, hotels and business throughout the country.
- Congresswoman Lofgren agreed to review and potentially co-sponsor H.R. 1820 Fighting Gangs and Empowering Youth Act of 2011.
- She will be proposing legislation to help prevent Veteran home foreclosures for American servicemen and women.
- Mitty students presented three additional new bills to help Veterans for her consideration and potential support and co-voting.
- She will be discussing and co-sponsoring legislation on Foster Care with Congresswoman Karen Bass (H.R. 2012: Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2011).
As always with Congresswoman Lofgren’s office, we leave inspired, accomplished and ready to make productive changes for our state and country. Above all, her office seems to be one of the most vigorous and effective offices to work with. We are most proud to have a connection with one of our nations’ most progressive and forward thinking leaders in Congress.
Students are now preparing for Catholic Youth Advocacy Day in Sacramento this March. A youth leadership day connecting California Catholic High School students with state legislators on behalf of the most at need in their communities. For information on how to participate contact Ms. Linda Wanner with the California Catholic Conference at firstname.lastname@example.org.