Congressman Adriano Espaillat Teams Up with Former Foster Youth for 6th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day"

May 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Ms. Shaqueana Peoples went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) for the 6th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." On May 24, Shaqueana joined more than 100 other foster youth alumni from across the country who traveled to Washington to shadow members of Congress to get a behind-the-scenes look at the House of Representatives and to share their experiences in the child welfare system in an effort to influence policy around foster care.

"It was such a pleasure to welcome Shaqueana Peoples to Capitol Hill as a part of National Foster Care Month," said Rep. Espaillat. "I want to thank Shaqueana for coming to our nation’s capital and for having the bravery to share her story with me. I was inspired by her strength and resiliency, and I remain committed to ensuring that our nation’s child welfare system provides these young people with a safe, stable and loving home.”

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