Connecticut Students Meet Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty

Connecticut Students Meet Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty

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James Liska
February 12, 2013

Three TWC students had a chance to sit down with their hometown Member of Congress, Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, to learn more about how the freshman Democrat is representing her home district - the 5th district of Connecticut. Students Albert Phalen, Meghan Porcelli and Leah Shafer met Rep. Esty in her Cannon House Office Building suite and engaged the congresswoman about policy issues ranging from topics such as:

 

  • Education Funding
  • Law Enforcement
  • Gun Control

Albert, Meagan and Leah came away from the meeting with a better sense of how issues local to their hometowns are handled at the federal level.

 

Students who participated in this visit included:

 

[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

 

Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provide students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.

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