Scenes from D.C. Trip

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Mitty Senior Jonathan Reyes prepares for Feinstein staffer meeting

 

Meeting with Ken Tekada from Congressman Honda's office

 

Mitty crew prepares for ISN Conference at Georgetown

 

Beautiful picture of Lincoln Memorial

Huge Success in D.C.

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The first day in session after the elections for the 111th Congress

With Immigration beginning to take a front seat in last night’s California Supreme Court ruling on Immigration and Mitty students advocating and learning the new direction Congress is taking this week on Comprehensive and DREAM Act Legislation, our students are on the forefront of helping thousands of people be able to afford education in California.

Mitty Students Coordinate the CA Senator Feinstein Meeting 

Mitty Students walk from Senate to House offices

With their thorough preparation and professionalism, Mitty students proved to excel in the excitement and intensity of negotiation on Capitol Hill.

Megan, Amanda, and Alisha walk to Congressman Lofgren's Office

One of the many highlights of the trip was a brilliant interchange with Ms. Ur Mendoza Jaddou, Chief Counsel for Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.  Ms. Jaddou and Mitty students held a productive and positive discussion on the strategies to support and pass legislation on Immigration reform.  Head facilitator Mitty junior Alisha Dua remarked Immigration Reform is prime for bipartisan support as the change in majority takes place.

Congresswoman Lofgren's meeting in the House Judiciary Hearing Room

DC Advocacy Day 3 updates

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Mitty D.C. Advocates prepared to go into Congressman Honda’s and Eshoo’s offices.

The Supreme Court of the U.S.


Mitty students lead California delegates in Sen. Feinstein’s meeting.

 

Keep updated with our legislative meeting schedule.

Key legislative topics for today are:

– Oversight of WHINSEC Program at DOD.
– Immigration and the DREAM Act
– Climate Change and the Environment
– Renewal of TVPA, Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

10:00 a.m. Meeting with Senator Barbara Boxer.

11:00 a.m. Meeting with Congresswoman Eshoo’s Chief of Staff, Mieke Eoyang.

11:30 a.m. Meeting with Congressman Honda’s Senior Legislative Assisstant, Ken Takeda.

12:30 p.m. Meeting with Senator Diane Feinstein.

2:00 p.m. Meeting with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s Chief Counselman, Ur Mendozza Jaddou.

DC Advocacy Day 2

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Day 2 Updates:

Students are participating in break-out seminars. We are preparing for our 5 legislative meetings tomorrow.

Mitty Students presentation at Georgetown University

Today’s seminars at the ISN Conference are on a variety of topics ranging from: sustainability to foreign policy.

Our legislative focal points for tomorrow are: Immigration: the DREAM Act, and improving Congressional oversight and Closing the WHINSEC Latin American training program at Ft. Benning, Georgia. ….more updates, later.

We left the ISN Conference Advocacy Training for Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  We made it with enough time to see many of the amazing exhibits on display.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Reflection and inspiration at the breathtaking Lincoln Memorial.

We are unsure how many miles we walked today, but we feel refreshed and energized.  Tomorrow, we have a packed schedule and know the work ahead of us has the potential to help a lot of people.  Wish us Luck!

Dinner at famous Old Ebbitt Grill

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We are having a delightful dinner at the famous Old Ebbitt Grill near the White House. We are slightly perturbed that President Obama hasn’t shown up yet.

“our feet our tired, but our souls are rested.”