Massachusetts Students Meet Rep. Barney Frank

Massachusetts Students Meet Rep. Barney Frank

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Ashley Bunn
February 22, 2012

TWC interns from Massachusetts met with Representative Barney Frank’s legislative staff at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  The students, who attend the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Bridgewater State University, and Dean College, spoke with the congressman’s staff about various concerns and policy issues concerning their district, such as the new transit line in the fourth district and the fisherman’s initiative. One student also gave the staff a letter for the congressman to sign.

 

When asked about the visit, Jeremy Hunt, TWC intern from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, said: “Today’s dialogue increased my knowledge of how to influence my government.  I’m considering lending my efforts to help Mr. Joseph Kennedy with his campaign.”

 

Bridget Regan, a TWC intern from Dean College, said that preparing for the dialogue, helped her gain knowledge of how to influence the government. “Research is key to making a change on any level, and in doing so it allows for strengthening both your argument and your ability to produce effective change.”

 

Students who participated in this visit included:

 

  • Bridget Regan-Dean College
  • Jeremy Hunt-University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • Rachel Berryman-Bridgewater State University
  • Samantha Bailey-University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

[View photos of the spring 2012 PPDCH album 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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