Wake Forest University Student Meets Rep. Kuster

Wake Forest University Student Meets Rep. Kuster

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James Liska
November 15, 2013

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, a freshman Democrat representing New Hampshire's 2nd District, hosted Wake Forest University student Alexander Bohn in her Cannon House Office Building suite on Thursday, November 14th. Rep. Kuster represents western and northern New Hampshire, including the towns of Nashua and Concord. She took time out of her day to welcome Alexander, and during their meeting they spoke at length about public policy and politics, including:


  • The government shutdown
  • Environmental policy
  • Healthcare and the Affordable Care Act

When asked about the visit, Alexander said: "It is not often one is afforded a one-on-one meeting with their Congressional representative, so unsurprisingly my meeting today with Rep. Ann McLane Kuster was a truly delightful experience. She made me feel welcome, provided me her undivided attention, and was very candid. I cannot thank her enough for the time."


For our 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, 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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