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Day 36 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 5, 2019

by Micah Pierandri Today is sadly the last day of our journey. We started our day by going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture where we learned a lot about the history of Africa before the slave trade, slavery, and African American history in the United States. It was really powerful Continue Reading »

Day 35 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 4, 2019

by Robert Horn   We began our third full day in Washington, D.C. by going to the National Coalition for the Homeless.  We heard two unique stories from a gentleman in his twenties, and a woman in her fifties, both of whom have experienced homelessness.  It was inspirational to see how nicely both individuals have Continue Reading »

Day 34 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 3, 2019

by Jesse Eick Today, our second full day in D.C., began with a meeting with The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that advocates for “free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” This meeting provides the oppositional perspective to our meeting with United for a Fair Economy in Continue Reading »

Day 33 – Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2019

by Hayden Goldberg Today marked the beginning of our final stop: the first full day in Washington DC. The day’s content did not reflect that though, as we had a packed day of dense meetings at AIPAC, Greenpeace, and J-Street. In addition, we were joined by a New York Times reporter who is covering us as part Continue Reading »

Day 32 – Philadelphia/Washington, DC

Posted on August 1, 2019

by Ryder Moses-Rosenthal Early this morning, we packed into the bus and headed for Philadelphia once more. We visited The Constitution Museum, and were given a great introduction to the museum by a speaker. The speech was mainly focused on the founding of our country, and I found it very powerful. Billy mentioned to us Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Eight – Washington DC and the return home!

Posted on July 31, 2018

by Daniella Cooper: As our trip comes to a close, we met with Carly at AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the Israeli-American lobbyist group. They informed us of the current problems between the US, Israel, and other countries, and how we can get involved. As a current vice-president of the Jewish Student Union and Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Seven – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2018

by Bradley Pasekoff: Today, we prepared for our journey to end with our final full day in Washington, D.C. We visited multiple museums and had some time to unwind in the city.  To start off our day, we visited the Newseum. We spoke about the importance of a free and vibrant press to the success of Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Six – Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2018

by Liora Newman: We started our day by visiting the National Coalition for the Homeless, an organization working to alleviate homelessness in America. We heard two very powerful stories from people who have struggled with homelessness, Penny and Rod. Both stories were anything but simple. Penny was homeless for ten years, and has dealt with Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Five – Washington DC

Posted on July 28, 2018

by Jared Haime: At 8:30 on Friday, we headed over to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank that does research on policies, and we discussed income inequality there. Although I didn’t agree with what was said, I learned more about the views of others, who I normally would have Continue Reading »

Day Thirty Four – Washington DC

Posted on July 27, 2018

by Molly Rusoff: At NORML (National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws), we met with Keith Stroup. NORML lobbies for responsible marijuana smokers. They believe that smoking marijuana should not be a crime. I feel that marijuana should be legalized because other drugs, such as alcohol, are legal at an age limit. However, if marijuana is Continue Reading »