On Thursday, February 23, 2023 fifty-one student leaders from the Montgomery County Regional Student Government (MCR) and the Montgomery County Junior Council (MCJC), the countywide high school and middle school student government associations, traveled to Annapolis to meet with legislators that represent Montgomery County. The students researched upcoming legislation in the general assembly, wrote a one-pager on their advocacy centered around the legislation, and scheduled meetings with the legislators to advocate for these bills and share the student experiences and youth impact related to them. The topics of legislation they supported were:
- Child Victims Act of 2023
- Gun Safety Act of 2023
- Hear our Voices Act
- Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program- Mental Health Professionals in Public Schools
- Places of Public Accommodation and Public Buildings – Genera Inclusive Signage
Lt. Governor Aruna Miller also met with the student leaders to hear their advocacy on these bills.
Courtesy of MCPS