04.24.08

Rep. Schiff's Daughter Gets Down to Work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176

Rep. Schiff’s Daughter Gets Down to Work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Alexa Schiff, daughter of Congressman Adam Schiff, accompanied her father to work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Alexa pitched in a helping hand around the office answering the phones and sorting mail. Alexa is nine years old and is in the fourth grade.

“It was great getting to spend the day with my dad at work today,” said Alexa Schiff.  “It was fun getting to talk to people on the phone, but the best part of the day was finding my dad’s secret stash of chocolates in his desk.”

“It was great having Alexa here with me today.  She was a big help around the office and I enjoyed having her get a better sense of what I do,” said Rep. Adam Schiff.  “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a terrific way to give children insights into the working world and a better perspective of what their parents do when they are not home.”

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day was started 15 years ago to help give children an educational experience outside the classroom.  It provides parents and mentors an opportunity to help children see the importance and benefits of a good education and helps them set future goals – all in a hands-on and interactive environment.

Congressman Schiff has introduced a "Kids First" agenda of initiatives to improve education, safety, and health care for our children. Chief of Staff, Tim Bergreen, also brought two of his children to the Capitol this afternoon.  

He is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.