Stuco Visits Capital
During the first day of our S.A.F.E. trip, we went to the capitol to take a tour and try to convince legislators to vote ‘yes’ on House Bill 2791, which requires children of ages 8-17 to wear a seatbelt in the backseat of a vehicle. We listened to Representative Ross Ford speak about why he was in favor of the bill. The first legislator we visited was Julie Daniels. She was a nice lady and had many questions to ask about the S.A.F.E program. We provided her with a fact sheet that contained information about injuries of children 8-17 sitting in the backseat that had occurred in the last six years. The sheet also provided polls that people had taken involving their opinions of the law and their knowledge of the law, and the sheet listed other organizations that supported the law. After chatting with the Senator Daniels for a bit, she assured us that we could count on her ‘yes’ vote for House Bill 2791. We made our way to our next legislator’s office, but he was not present, so we just gave his administrator the same information we gave to Julie Daniels. Later, we were able to sit in the House of Representatives while voting was in session. We got to see how the process worked. After that, we listened to Senator Darrell Weaver speak about why he was for the bill and why he believes this law is important, even though he is not for strict government control. After this, we went to our hotel to check in and go to dinner and work on our presentations for the next day. Our presentation consisted of what we did and learned at the capitol and what our school does to promote the S.A.F.E. program.
Foyil Junior Stuco Member