An impressive delegation of 26 young voters descended on the Capitol to meet and mingle with a dozen lawmakers this week to learn more about the Legislature and our democracy. The Capitol Pizza Social was a team work event by many partners (Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Emerging Leader for Oregon, Representative John Davis, Representative Bill Kennemer, The Next Generation Project & more) who are devoted to increasing opportunities for Oregon’s young and new leaders. The top photo on the right shows State Representative & Minority Leader Mike McLane welcoming these students and young leaders to the Capitol.
Below is a photo of the Capitol cookies along with State Senator Kim Thatcher as she explained to guests on how sometimes The Legislature does not always work as planned. Thatcher was discussing on how sometimes bills are rushed through the process with minimal public input and why it is important for all voters or every age to be involved and aware of their Legislature. The next opportunity for young voters is a Portland pizza social and a youth writing contest with an Apple Watch prize.