The Day at the Capitol
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“The Day at the Capitol” is a day on getting your voice heard.
The Day at the Capitol was on Wednesday, February 22nd. This organization was for you to choose 1 of 3 topics related to tobacco to represent. The three were 1) the flavor 2) raising the age up to 21 or 3) raising the price higher so teens can’t purchase it.
The topic of this organization was, as said in the title, a smoke free generation. As in us, the youth who can change everything. “My children’s children will be the generation to change everything,” stated Clyde Bellecourt, a Native American activist. And he’s right! Students all over the school are joining Student Ambassadors, Social Justice Club, and more to effect change.
The day at the Capitol is representing the young adults in the community who want the smoking to stop. The first step is to listen to announcements and hear what the organizers and Senator Hayden have to say on the topic. Then the participants split up into three groups. They split up because of the large amount of participants.The groups were organized by senator. Once split up, the groups got lunch. After lunch participants got see their representative and/or senator.
The goal was to state your pitch to a representative. The three parts to talk to the representatives were, one to ‘hook’ them in by stating what presenters want and how you want their help. Then presenters shared a personal story to help support their reasoning. The third was to ask for their help and not take no for an answer.