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T4 America health fly-in participant meets Senator Barbara Boxer

Julia Lopez meets Sen. Boxer Originally uploaded by Transportation for America

Fourteen-year-old Julia Lopez, right, a childhood wellness advocate from Los Angeles, CA, met California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer in the Capitol yesterday. Lopez is in Washington, D.C. to participate in Transportation for America’s “health fly-in” to speak with Congressional representatives about the link between and health and transportation. Lopez will address her own advocacy against childhood obesity during Congressional meetings and this morning at a briefing in the Capitol Visitors’ Center.

Read more about the health fly-in in this press release.