Connecticut Students Meet Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Connecticut Students Meet Rep. Rosa DeLauro

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James Liska
March 26, 2014

TWC's students from Connecticut got a chance to meet their representative in Congress on Wednesday, March 26th. The students, who attend the St. Lawrence University, Roger Williams University, University of New Hampshire, and Quinnipiac University, met Rep. Rosa DeLauro in her Rayburn House Office Building suite to discuss public policy, small businesses, the Affordable Care Act and pay equality. Rep. DeLauro represents Connecticut's 3rd District, which encompasses New Haven and parts of the Connecticut shoreline.

 

When asked about the visit, Quinnipiac student Alicia Criscuolo said, "Getting to sit down with Congresswoman DeLauro was definitely one of the highlights of my time in D.C. It was evident that she was very busy and had a lot going on in her office, but she still made time to ask each of us questions about our internships and the program itself. Representative DeLauro was truly engaged in what we had to say, and was just as in awe of us as we were of her. I found it particularly interesting to get an insider's opinion on the pieces of legislation that the House is trying to get passed, as well as the gridlock in Congress that is making this process so difficult."

 

For the students, this visit was another way to understand the role of citizen advocacy and to demonstrate how one-on-one and small group conversations with their elected representatives can affect public policy changes at the highest level.

 

Students who participated in this visit included:

 

Public Policy Dialogues (PPD), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provides 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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