United Friends Scholars Travel to DC to Advocate for Equity
Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Last month United Friends of the Children headed to Washington, D.C. for NCAN Hill Day, an annual event coordinated by National College Access Network that brings students from across the country to D.C. in an effort to advocate for policy change around college access and affordability for all students.

 

Over the course of the two-day event United Friends Scholars took part in an variety of activities to prepare them for meetings with federal representatives. Students were encouraged to share their stories with their elected officials to advocate for an array of policy changes that would simplify financial aid processes, ensure support for students who are undocumented, and reinvest in ways that guarantee equity for all students.

 

 

United Friends Scholars and staff got the chance to meet with Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán – as well as staff from the offices of Rep. Linda Sanchez & Rep. Karen Bass.

 

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