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Taking PCC student leaders to the Capitol
Photos and Story by Dana Haynes
That’s all I’ve got to say: Wow.
I took about 12, 15 members of PCC student leadership to
The students met with 12 members of the House and six members of the Senate; or, in some cases, with their legislative aides. They also were “recognized” and had “courtesies extended” to them by Sen. Richard Devlin in the Senate and Rep. Michael Dembrow in the House. In short: the two lawmakers gave them a shout-out, as the students sat in the third-floor gallery and watched the floor session.
I didn’t coach the students. I didn’t write their talking points, Heck, I didn’t even attend the meetings with them. (And no, it hasn’t escaped my notice that events go off really well, the less I do.)
The students told their stories, using their words. And they reported back that the meetings went extremely well.
We were not in the Capitol to whine about the recession. Or to beg for money. We were in the Capitol because these students have some amazing stories to tell.