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Girl Scouts Spend Day on Capitol Hill
Take Your Daughter to Work Day
On Thursday, April 25, 2013, Girl Scouts spent the day on Capitol Hill shadowing a member of Congress for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day."
This year's theme for the 20th annual "Bring Your Daughter to Congress" was "A Work in Progress." Although today more women are represented in Congress than ever before, they still represent only 18 percent of Congress. Girl Scouts had the opportunity to witness successful women leaders first hand. They attended meetings and hearings with the congresswomen, sat in on debates, and discussed important topics like veterans benefits, healthcare, and equal pay.
After spending the morning with their congresswomen, Girl Scouts attended a luncheon hosted by Century Council. Aly Raisman, U.S. Gymnastics Olympian, spoke to the girls about leading a healthy lifestyle. She told them to "say yes to a healthy lifestyle and say no to underage drinking."
Thank you to the following Congresswoman for taking time out of their day to show Girl Scouts the importance of having women leaders in congress: Carolyn Maloney (NY), Dina Titus (NV), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Madeleine Bordallo (Guam), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ), Susan Davis (CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), Susan Brooks (IN), Renee Ellmers (NC), and Cheri Bustos (IL).
Posted: Apr 25, 2013