Rilya Wilson’s death was not only an unspeakable tragedy. It was also a breach of a sacred trust for society to take care of its most vulnerable members: foster children. While we cannot right the wrong that her disappearance represents, we can take an important step by passing this essential legislation in her honor.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.