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CFLC Kids Blog October 9, 2015

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Three participants, one from each CFLC Youth Opportunity Center, accompanied Program Director Mary Jo Ramirez to Washington D. C. last week. The team met with Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, Congressman Raul Ruiz and other elected officials to advocate for Riverside County youth. It was their first time on an airplane and all three were quite moved by the National Historical Sites, especially the Marine Corp Iwo Jima Monument. One girl exclaimed through tears, “I cannot believe how many people sacrificed their lives for us to have the opportunities we now have!”