Issue: 1177 Date: 3/14/2013
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Clay Swears In 2013 Class of Missouri's 1st District Congressional Youth Cabinet Best & Brightest Area High School Students Will Advise Congress on Key National and Local Issues in Unique, Ongoing Civic Engagement.
Congressman Clay addresses 2013 Congressional Youth Cabinet inductees and their families at the St. Louis County Government Center
ST. LOUIS - Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri has sworn in the 2013 Class of Missouri's 1st District Congressional Youth Cabinet in the St. Louis County Council Chambers at the County Government Center. The Congressman and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley welcomed 56 outstanding high school students from across the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The Congressional Youth Cabinet will advise Congressman Clay and his staff on key national and local issues that impact young people.
In his remarks to the exceptional group of young people who were all nominated by their high school principals, Congressman Clay said, "This is not just a nice honor or a passive appointment. This is an exercise in real youth civic engagement. The C.Y.C. will give me a direct link to the things that really matter to you and have an impact on your life. I need your voices, your energy, and your personal investment in this endeavor, to help me do my job better. You are going to discuss the most important issues facing our nation and our community."
Congressman Clay's Congressional Youth Cabinet has already tackled issues like bullying, race relations and violence directed at women and children. It is an on-going process that will provide top students with a path to become advocates for the issues that matter to them.
Congressman Lacy Clay is introduced by St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley at the Inauguration for the 2013 Congressional Youth Cabinet
Congressman Lacy Clay swears in the 2013 Class of Missouri's 1st District Congressional Youth Cabinet at the St. Louis County Council Chambers