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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 »

Day Thirty Three – Philadelphia and DC

Posted on July 26, 2018

by Charlotte Reing: We started our day by heading back into downtown Philadelphia to go to the Constitution Museum; a fitting place to visit during our time in Philly. We watched a short presentation on the history of the Constitution, and then proceeded to walk around the museum at our own pace. The top floor Continue Reading »

Day 36: Washington DC

Posted on August 1, 2016

By Sydney Kass: Yesterday, the cast of Etgar 36 fabulously played the roles of tourists in Washington D.C. First, we explored the Newseum: a museum that pays tribute to the rights of the first amendment and those who feed the public information. It is by far my favorite museum. Exhibits such as the Pulitzer Prize Continue Reading »

Day 35: Washington DC

Posted on July 31, 2016

By Tyler Worobow: We started the day off strong by having a meeting with 2 speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless. Both the speakers, Karen and John used to be homeless. They shared their stories with us and gave us a deeper look into what it is like to be homeless. John was very Continue Reading »

Day 34: Washington DC

Posted on July 30, 2016

Our second day in the nation’s capital was jam-packed from the minute we stepped off the bus. Our first stop was at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank which believes in traditional American values and principles, such as limited government and individual liberties. To counter our conversation with United for a Fair Economy in Continue Reading »

Day 33: Washington DC

Posted on July 29, 2016

By Nathan Davis: We started our day in Washington, D.C. by discussing the pros and cons of legalization of marijuana in preparation for our talk with N.O.R.M.L, a foundation advocating for legalization of marijuana. We spoke about the pros and cons of full legalization as well as mandatory minimums. This was one of the issues Continue Reading »