Drake University Student Meets Rep. Keith Ellison

Drake University Student Meets Rep. Keith Ellison

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James Liska
March 19, 2013

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, TWC student Ward Westray of Drake University met with Rep. Keith Ellison in the congressman's office in Rayburn House Office Building and spoke with him on the following topics:


  • Foreign Policy
  • Bipartisanship and the need to work together
  • Cable news media portrayal of the budget sequester

The congressman was happy to meet Ward, a native of Golden Valley, MN, to speak with him regarding these issues. Ward was interested to find out how the office handles the hundreds of letters and postcards the office receives every week. He came away from the meeting with sense of how business is conducted here in D.C. and a better idea of how the congressman works with his constituents.


Students who participated in the meeting included:

Ward Westray-Drake University


[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]


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