Twenty Women, Work, and Community Ambassadors and graduates from across the state convened at the State House in Augusta on 2/7 to observe their Legislators in action. Starting with a well attended breakfast in the Cross Café, graduates shadowed their Legislators throughout the day in Committee meetings and party caucuses. The group observed and received special recognition in morning sessions of both the Senate and House of Representatives. Participants also learned about current budget and policy issues from Legislative leaders and women’s advocates.
Feedback from the day has been very positive:
“Very well organized…the focus on individual appointments with Legislators was important. I liked the closing session with women leadership; good way to end the day together as a group.”
“Appreciated the ‘touch base’ opportunities throughout the day which prompted me as to what to do and what was ahead.”
“Shadowing my own state Representative was a highlight.”