Capitol Classroom Discussions

Throughout the 2021 legislative session, students involved in the Capitol Classroom program worked repeatedly with a volunteer lobbyist to advocate for or against the passage of bills. Many of our class sessions included visits with guest legislators where they debated the pros and cons of legislation and learned how policy is created or amended.

Civil discourse and thoughtful discussion is at the heart of the Capitol Classroom program and we are delighted to share some of the highlights from the 2021 sessions here.

Capitol Classroom Discussion – Meridian High School, Juneteenth

Prior to the passage of HB 1016, a bill making ‘Juneteenth’ a state holiday, students in Meridian High School’s Capitol Classroom program discuss the merits and challenges to the bill. They speak with the bill’s prime sponsor, Representative Melanie Morgan and Senator Doug Ericksen.

Capitol Classroom Discussion – Green Hill School, Expansion of Transitional Support Services

Capitol Classroom students at Green Hill School meet with guest speakers, Representatives Kirsten Harris-Talley and Tarra Simmons, to discuss juvenile justice reform and the expansion of therapeutic services through HB 1186 on April 14th, 2021.

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