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On December 17th, 2009, Senators Chuck Grassley from Iowa and Mary Landrieu from Louisiana announced they will be forming a Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. It's exciting news, particularly because the Caucus is in response to a direct request from the young people of FosterClub. Senators Grassley and Landrieu have been leaders in improving policies for young people in foster care, and both played a major role in the Fostering Connections to Success and Increased Adoptions Act of 2008.

Learn more about how FosterClub has been helping provide a youth perspective for the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth.

How can you get involved? Send a letter to your Senators asking them to join the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth! Use the links at right to write to Senators, and be sure to tell them why it's important

Below is the video of their announcement at an event co-hosted by FosterClub in Washington DC on December 17, 2009: Senator Grassley Announces Caucus on Foster Care from FosterClub on Vimeo.

Senator Landrieu Announces Caucus on Foster Care from FosterClub on Vimeo.

Senator Landrieu Announces Caucus on Foster Youth from FosterClub on Vimeo.

Check out the original letter that FosterClub submitted to Senator Grassley.

The organizations listed here (link no longer available) have signed on in support of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. Add your organization to the list by completing the form in the sidebar on the right.

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Jul 31, 2010 By Celeste