Congress to Meet With Foster Youth on Capitol Hill – June 22

MEDIA ADVISORY June 14, 2022 REP. KAREN BASS ONE OF MANY CONGRESS MEMBERS TO MEET WITH FOSTER YOUTH ON CAPITOL HILL – JUNE 22 For 10th year, foster youth travel to Capitol Hill for annual leadership training, including a special opportunity to shadow members of Congress. – Washington, DC (June 13, 2022) – Current and former […]

Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Profile Series: Representative Karen Bass

Someone Is Listening It’s no secret that when it comes to politics in America these days, no one is getting along. Turn on any news program at any time of day and you will be inundated with anger from the left, right and middle. If there is one thing everyone in Washington D.C.  can agree […]

Foster kids spend the day shadowing California members of Congress – LA Times

On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) spoke about Jimenez and the more than 100 other young people participating in the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program in a speech on the House floor.

Leonardo Jimenez, 21, of Los Angeles said after a lifetime in foster care, he never expected to have his congresswoman speak his name on the House floor, or to become a part of the historical record of the United States. “We have someone that is advocating for us that hasn’t been in our shoes, but is willing to […]