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Congratulations to Linda Arreola

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CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA ARREOLA -- (Extensions of Remarks - October 07, 2004)

SPEECH OF
HON. BOB FILNER
OF CALIFORNIA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2004

Mr. FILNER. Mr. Speaker and colleagues, I want to take this opportunity to recognize and congratulate Linda Arreola for being honored by the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice for lending her strong voice to worker justice and worker rights. Linda is the Assistant Director of the Office for Social Ministry in the Catholic Diocese of San Diego. In this office, she assists the direction and coordination of ministries involving issues such as the sanctity of life, immigration, worker justice, human trafficking, political responsibility and advocacy.

Ms. Arreola is a member of the United States Catholic Conference Bishops' Working Group on Human Trafficking. She has also worked in other ministries in the Diocese including the Diocesan Institute for Adult Education and Ministry Formation, Hispanic Affairs and the Office for Hispanic Evangelization. She has been a member of St. Anthony of Padua in National City since 1983, where she served as director of religious education, catechist and youth minister.

Ms. Arreola is a native of San Diego and has lived in National City for 33 years, having graduated from Sweetwater Union High School. She also attended San Diego State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in French. Linda is also an instructor in the San Diego Diocesan Institute and volunteers as a Puente Project mentor at Southwestern College.

Congratulations to Ms. Linda Arreola for her commitment in working to make our community a better place.

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