Mathieu White and Tamaira Ballard were among the Memphis high school students who targeted the Youth Congress Day Luncheon as the place to be last week to gain first-hand experience in lawmaking.
The luncheon (Dec. 11), which had students taking on the roles of state senators and representatives, was coordinated by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, which hosted its 37th annual Legislative Conference at The Peabody last week.
The four-day conference, whose theme was "Progress: Moving Our States Forward Through Policy Action," centered on presentations and discussions addressing current legislative issues in our community.
- Written by Aisling Maki/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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