Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Moon girls report from Washington!

Aili and Saskia had a great day in our nation's capital today! One of the highlights was seeing the House of Representatives voting in the Capitol. They also presented New Moon's "Letter to Congress" issue to several Congress members, and they plan to meet with 6 more Congresspeople tomorrow! Below is a brief report from each girl. Check out the Duluth News Tribune's website tomorrow for more from these two Girls Editorial Board members.

My mom and aunt and I got to Washington, D.C., on Saturday. On Sunday and Monday, I saw all kinds of monuments—the Lincoln, the Jefferson, the Vietnam War Memorial, and the Theodore Roosevelt. I also got to see the White House. On Sunday we went to church at the National Cathedral, which was a really neat experience. We also went to the Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian, and then we went to the National Gallery of Art. We were hoping to see the only original DaVinci in the country, but unfortunately they were cleaning it so we didn’t get to see it, but we got to see some Monets and stuff so that was really fun.

I’ve always wanted to come out here—I love all the politics and history, and I just love being here. This is where it all happens! I’ve just seen so much, it’s been incredible. We're having a short meeting with Senator Hillary Clinton tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and I’m really excited about that.

(click here to read Aili's Duluth News Tribune report)

On Monday, we had a really rough day because of plane delays and mechanical problems. We got here at midnight on Monday, and we were supposed to get here at 4:26 p.m. So, that was pretty interesting.

Today we met with Senator Norm Coleman, Senator Amy Klobuchar and her family, and Congresswoman Betty McCollum. We also went to lunch at Busboys and Poets, the restaurant/bookstore where we’re holding our open house tomorrow, and that was really good. I’m really excited about the event tomorrow because we’ll be meeting a lot of other girls and hanging out.

(click here to read Saskia's Duluth News Tribune report)

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