April 30, 2013

Safe Schools Advocacy Summit Lobby Day!

Today is the culmination of GLSEN's Safe Schools Advocacy Summit, a weekend of learning and lobbying in Washington, DC. Right now, more than 40 GLSEN activists are urging their representatives in Congress to make safer schools for all students. If you're sad that you can't be at the Capitol today - don't be! We've got live updates and videos to transport you from the halls of your school to the halls of power. Here's what's happened so far today: 10:38 am  After breakfast, Emma and César filmed a message as they got ready for their first meetings:

11:45 am Emma had a great meeting with the office of Senator Dick Durbin:

12 pm César might have been super nervous before his meeting with Senator Kay Hagan's office, but it went perfectly!

1:15 pm Emma met with the office of one of the co-sponsors of the Safe Schools Improvement Act, Senator Mark Kirk. What a great chance to say, "Thanks!"

2:30 pm That's a full day for Emma! Three meetings down, three great opportunities to discuss safer schools. Check out her video:

3 pm César is heading into his next meeting...

3:30 pm ... and leaving the meeting:

5 pm César rounded out the day with a late visit to Senator Burr's office:

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