Advocacy Day - 24 Offices in 2 Days!

Over the course of our two advocacy days the members of Team X met with 24 offices all over Capitol Hill! The delegates met with the offices of Republican and Democratic Senators and Representatives to talk about the everyday realities they face everyday.

 

The delegates met personally with Representative Dean Phillips (MN-3), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Representative Betty McCollum(MN-4), Representative Grace Meng (NY-6), and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1).

The delegates also met with staff from 21 other offices including:

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY)

  • Sen. Ron Johnson (MN)

  • Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)

  • Sen. Angus King (ME)

  • Sen. Jim Risch (ID)

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (CO)

  • Sen. David Purdue (GA)

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI-13)

  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-2)

  • Rep Joaquin Castro (TX-20)

  • Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3)

  • Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-3)

  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2)

  • Rep. Elliot Engel (NY-16)

  • Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4)

  • Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5)

  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)

  • Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14)

  • Rep. Charlie Crist (FL-13)

  • Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8)

  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

The delegates talked about wide ranging topics that are effecting the region and their lives. Topics discussed included

  • Access to clean water for Palestinians

  • Human rights in Gaza and the West Bank

  • The Trump Peace Plan

  • The human cost of war

  • Finding sustainable ways to promote peace and cooperation in the region

  • The changing rhetoric around the conflict in the United States and the region