Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Photos from Day Two in Washington, D.C.

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We started the day on Wednesday, March 21st, in the Hart Senate Office Building, where we met up with a group of New Moon readers from the Washington, D.C. area, assembled by our good friend Linda Tyler. First, everyone donned "Listen to Girls" t-shirts, then we listened to Kate, Ashley, and Saskia give a brief lesson on lobbying our representatives in Congress.

Here's the group waiting for New York Senator Hillary Clinton to arrive! A Senate photographer will send us the official photos of the group with Senator Clinton soon, so stay tuned!

After Saskia and Ashley presented New Moon's "Letter to Congress" issue to Senator Clinton, Amber from Congressman Keith Ellison's office took us on a tour of the Capitol. Here's Kate getting on the tram in the cool underground tunnel that's exclusively for Senators!

After our tour, we met with Terri McCullough, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Chief of Staff! Terri spent a generous amount of time with us and answered all of our questions. She also gave everyone a commemorative button from Speaker Pelosi's inauguration.

Next, we met California Senator Barbara Boxer. Senator Boxer took a photo with our entire group, then two girls presented New Moon's "Letter to Congress" issue to her (below).

In the afternoon, our large group split up into three smaller groups. The girls from Maryland met with staff from Senator Barbara Mikulski's office, the D.C. girls met with staff from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's office, and our Minnesota group headed over to the office of our own representative, Congressman Jim Oberstar.

First, we sat down and talked with two of Congressman Oberstar's Legislative Assistants, Jonathan Rucks and Melody Hamoud. Then, Ashley and Saskia presented the magazine to Congressman Oberstar!

Tomorrow, we'll post photos from New Moon's open house at Busboys and Poets.

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