March 19, 2004

Boxer Campaign Kick-Off

United States Senator Barbara Boxer kicked off her re-election campaign in San Diego on Tuesday, March 16 as part of her three-day statewide kick-off tour.

The event will highlight Senator Boxer’s continued work to increase the availability of quality after-school programs. When Senator Boxer was elected, there was no federal commitment to funding after-school programs. The Leave No Child Behind Act, signed into law in January 2002, included the Boxer-Ensign amendment that will provide after school services to 3.5 million students by the year 2007.

Senator Barbara Boxer reads to students at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood.

After visits to Chowchilla, Fresno, Los Angeles, Modesto, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco and Visalia the tour concluded in East Los Angeles on Thursday, March 18th. Senator Boxer will face Republican nominee Bill Jones on the November ballot.

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