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Washington, DC

Day 35- Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2015

– Julia Horowitz We began our third full day in Washington, D.C. by visiting the National Coalition for the Homeless, an organization fighting to end homelessness. We got to hear the incredible stories of John and Penny, two former homeless people. John told us about how he lived a normal life, and never would have Continue Reading »

Day 34- Washington, DC

Posted on August 2, 2015

– Jamie Miller On our second full day in D.C. we started our day speaking with the Heritage Foundation about an imperative Issue… The economy. Although they are non partisan think tank, they promote the conservative right approach to solving our societies issues.  A representative of the Heritage Foundation James Sherk rebutted the arguments made Continue Reading »

Day 33- Washington, DC

Posted on July 31, 2015

– Casey Goldstein Today was a fun-filled yet educational day. To start off, we drove 45 minutes from our Hyatt Hotel to our first destination. In other words, we all had a great nap! As we stretched our way off the bus, we arrived at a meeting with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Continue Reading »

Day 36-Washington D.C. to Gastonia, North Carolina-by Jordan Kaplan

Posted on August 4, 2014

The last day of our journey was a memorable one.                 We began by meeting with AIPAC, at their building in downtown Washington D.C.  AIPAC, which stands for American Israel Public Affairs Committee, advocates for a strong relationship between the United States and Israel. Their main focus is Continue Reading »

Day 35-Washington D.C.-by Jonah Gordon

Posted on August 3, 2014

To begin our second day of sightseeing in D.C., we started at the national mall. When we were given options of visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum along with the American Art Museum, I took advantage of exploring both. Even though I am a D.C.-area native, I had not been to either of Continue Reading »

Day 34-Washington D.C.-by Brendon Samide

Posted on August 2, 2014

We began our day at 8:30 when we were woken up by a knock at our door. We got ready for the great day ahead of us and went downstairs for the hotel’s breakfast. By 9:30, the bus was rolling. Throughout the journey, we have all collected unopened toiletries from our hotel bathrooms to donate to the homeless. Continue Reading »

Day 33-Washington D.C.-by Jordan Sitomer

Posted on August 1, 2014

It is quite a feeling to wake up with a full day ahead of you in Washington D.C. Excited to hear the antipode of the liberal argument on income inequality, which we had heard at United for a Fair Economy in Boston, we made a bee-line off the bus and went straight for the big Continue Reading »

Day 32-Washington D.C.-by Ethan Stein

Posted on July 31, 2014

Washington D.C. is where this trip comes together. After traveling for 31 days learning about politics, activism, and history, there is no better place for our last new city than D.C. It is where issues we have talked about and debated are used to create laws for our beautiful country. That is why today was the best Continue Reading »

Day 31-Philadelphia and Washington D.C.-by Toby Spokes

Posted on July 30, 2014

Today was a normal Etgar day in Philadelphia, where wake-up was at 8:00AM to kick-start the day. We got on the bus and headed right into the heart of Philly. The first thing we did was go to the National Constitution Center, which celebrated both the document and the fact that it was composed down the street Continue Reading »

Day 34 – Washington D.C., Heading South – By Brandon Kaplan

Posted on July 29, 2013

We started off our last full day early, packed the bus, and headed off to our last meeting. We met with Steve Azerkoff from AIPAC, the Pro-Israeli lobbyist group. AIPAC’a main goal is to show American support to all Israeli decisions. Currently they are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via a Continue Reading »