Overall, I had a great experience at Council member’s Todd’s office. I learned what it takes to be a Council member and I got to sit in on a legislative meeting. In the legislative meeting, which took up most of the day, the council members debated several pieces of legislation that had direct impact on D.C. citizens. It was so interesting to see the D.C government in action.
I really enjoyed meeting all of the staff and asking them how they got to where they are. This shadow day taught me the importance of staying informed not only on national news but especially local news. During the legislative session, the council debated about many things that I did not even know were issues in the community. Now that I have seen some of the issues facing our community, I feel much more equipped to be an active, positive, productive member of the DC Community.