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Honoring the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade and National Missing Children's Day

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the tireless efforts of the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade, a nonprofit organization based in the district I so proudly represent.

Over the last 20 years, this inspiring organization has been committed to creating programs and initiatives through which all girls and women can prosper and become leaders in our community and, indeed, our Nation.

Additionally, the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade is devoted to fostering awareness about sexually exploited children through its grantee partner, the Kristi House, an organization dedicated to helping children and families recover from abuse and to bring to justice those who violate them.

Each year we set aside May 25 as a day when we reflect on sexually exploited and missing children and renew our efforts to make child protection a national priority.

I thank the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade for its work to eradicate the sexual exploitation of children and to break the cycle of abuse through direct prevention and therapy and by spreading awareness of the damage inflicted upon innocent children.

It is through the actions of compassionate members of our community, like the Women's Fund and Kristi House, that will stop these injustices against the most vulnerable of our society, our children.

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